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SHIPMENTS will begin July 1st and 
continue through the summer and early 
fall. During July and August we will 
ship constantly in the sequence received. 
Your success is assured if planted any 
time during this period, but early ordering 
is advisable to avoid stock being sold 

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not advise the enclosure of currency 
with your order. No C.O.D. ship- 
ments — this adds to cost and in- 
volves red tape for you and for us. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be 
true to name, top quality and size, free 
from insect pests and disease, and to reach 
you in a live and healthy condition. If 
for any reason you are not completely 
satisfied, please notify us promptly. 

THE JOY OF GARDENING is the reason behind the fact that this has become America's most 
popular hobby. It has been said that, unlike most other diversions or leisure time activities, a garden 
and flow ers are working for you around the clock — even when you sleep! The growing grass, the 
lengthening stem, the swelling bud, all are working 24 hours a day to reach that state of perfection 
you have dreamed about and hope for. What greater or more satisfying thrill than to walk out into 
the garden in the early morning and behold for the first time the first bloom of a new variety, be 
it Iris, Rose, Peony, Gladiolus, Dahlia or any one of a thousand and one others! 


Of all the flowers 
that grow, few, if 
any, can surpass 
the Iris for ease 
of culture, long 
life and adapta- 
bility to a wide 
range of soil and 
climate. Color? 
Why, these new kinds 
offer the most ex- 
citing color range 
of any flower that 
grows. Many are 
gigantic in size — 
7 inches in diameter! 
There are tall ones, 
short ones, and a 
host of average 
height. You can 
have them early, 
mid-season and late. 
Yes, the Iris is 
truly the peren- 
nial supreme . . . and 
so easy to grow! 


^sTewIris fot 1962 



SIVA-SIVA (Gibson, 1962) Each $25.00 

A flamboyant combination of rich golden standards flushed 
with cinnamon and porcelain white falls heavily bordered 
and etched brilliant red-mahogany-brown. The contrast is 
more pronounced and vivid than indicated in our picture 
above. All petals are fluted and rippled and the flaring falls 
are almost horizontal. Named for a colorful and exciting 
Samoan dance akin to the hula. The large, long lasting 
flowers are fragrant with the scent of spice. Height 36 
inches. A seedling of My Honeycomb, it is No. 16-6 PT. 

SON OF SATAN (Wkkersham, 1962) Each $20.00 

A large blackish-maroon self, with, a sooty overlay and 
bronzy brown beard in harmony. The falls are especially 
wide at the haft and are semi-flaring. Neither black nor red, 
the color has been described by some as deepest plum with 
a mulberry cast. This is a vigorous grower, producing many 
\^ ell-branched 3 -foot stems to the clump. A very rich piece 
of color which has attracted much attention in the Urbana, 
Ohio garden of the originator. 

WILD GINGER (Gibson, 1962) Each $25.00 

A deeply flounced and ruffled new plicata in ginger brown 
and creamy white, the standards almost solid soft brown. 
Flowers measure almost 8 inches from tip to tip. The heavy 
ruffling extends far up into the throat which is peppered 
with a warm golden brown. It inherits the impressive sturdy 
form of Taholah — one of the parents — although it is 
much taller and more deeply flounced and a much browner 
shade. Petals possess a waxed or starchy quality of stiffness 
which adds to the especially long lasting period of each 
blossom. Here is something which has taken the fancy of 
everyone who has seen it ! Height 35 inches. H.C. AIS, 1961. 

JUDY MARSONETTE (Hall, 1962) Each $20.00 

Here is the deepest pink Iris we have thus far introduced! 
In addition to its luscious and smoothly uniform color the 
large blossoms are of tailored perfection in form, the falls 
semi-flaring and of thick texture. Beard is brilliant red- 
orange. A short row of this in our field last year lured all 
visitors. Stems are stout, w ell branched, 34 inches tall. No. 



"/ haue been a customer for many years. I do want you to know how I 
appreciale having dealt with you so long." 

MRS. ESPIE LEACH, Marshall, Michigan 

'7 would like to compliment you on the size, cleanliness and quality of 
your plants and also on your packing. It was a pleasure to open the boxes 
and see the care that they had received. Thank you also for the extra's." 

MRS. WILLIAM I'ANSON, Freehold, New Jersey 

"For a number of years I have ordered Iris from you and each time it 
seems that the rhizomes are larger and finer than the previous order and 
all I have received are large, healthy, firm and in perfect condition. They 
produce beautiful bloom the first year and every year thereafter. I have 
never seen any others so fine." 

MRS. VIVIAN K. CHOWNING, Okemah, Oklahoma 

''.llioiit the best way to thank you is to get you some new customers by 
next year or maybe this. In fact, our catalog is visiting some friends right 

MR. & MRS. J. T. McNALLY, Tama, Iowa 

"My Iris garden was a beautiful picture this spring. I enthusiastically 
gave your name and address as the source of most of the fine blooms. ' 

MRS. NORVAL C. FLYNN, Waterloo, Iowa 

"Thanks for the extra you sent me last year. The rhizomes were all very 
fine and the blooms were even finer. Wow"! 

MRS. FRANK HANLEY, Nicholson. Georgia 

"I am not a person ivlio usually writes fan letters but I just had to drop 
you a line. I am so pleased with the Iris I received just yesterday in such 
fine condition and I must say they are the finest I have ever received from 
any company. I can hardly wait until next spring when they bloom. Also 
leant to say a big "thank you" for the extra one you enclosed which I ap- 
preciate more than you know." 

MRS. J. II. HAYES. Sr., Bristol, Virginia 

DREAM SPUN (Gibson, 1962) Each $25.00 

A blend of pinkish amethyst on white ground, actually a 
plicata, of course, but with a less definite pattern than is 
usually associated with the term. The central area and the 
style-arms glow with a waxy, coppery tint. Beard is light 
yellow. Both standards and falls are abundantly ample in 
width, the former erect but nearly closed, waved and ruffled, 
the latter semi-flaring and likewise heavily ruffled. Mr. Gib- 
son relates that this incandescent beauty combines all the 
good qualities he has dreamed for in a good Iris — hence 
its name, Dream Spun. Height 40 inches. Seedling No. 14-6 

LITTLE GREMLIN (HaW, ^962) Each $10.00 

Something entirely different, a perky little almost black-and- 
white fellow on 10 to 12-inch stems. The falls are stiff and 
almost horizontal, white except for a short band of solid 
blackish violet on the outer edge and extending about the 
length of the soft brownish beard. Standards and style-arms 
are almost solid deep blackish violet, lightly flaked white. This 
has the appearance of some species other than the bearded 
but it is related to the plicata Dot and Dash. Median en- 
thusiasts have exclaimed over it and all agree that it is 
unique. Foliage is broad but short. No. 58-25. 

ETHEREAL PINK (Gibson, 1962) Each $20.00 

This is an exquisitely laced new pink self with melon pink 
beard, jewel-like in finish and color. The standards are large 
and domed, the falls wide and held high before arching. 
Style-arms are large and heavily laciniated in keeping 
with the "pinking shears" treatment of all petal edges. 
Rampant in growth and prolific in bloom it has been an 
alluring attraction in the Gibson garden where its color has 
withstood the test of hottest sun. Vigorous, well branched, 
three feet in height. Seedling No. 19-3D. 

GEORGIE ERNST (HaW, 1962) Each $20.00 

Fluffy pale pinkish lilac, or might be described as an orchid 
shade with a faint hint of blue in its make-up. Standards 
and falls are identical in color, the hafts lighter in tone and 
a tangerine beard literally sets the center on fire. The flowers 
are very large and beautifully formed, the stems well 
branched ... as bubbly and frothy as an evening gown 
beset with jewels in the form of the brilliant beards! Height 
38 inches. No. 57-99. 




Awards of the American Iris Society following variety descrip- 
tion are indicated thus: HM.— Honorable Mention; AM.— Award 
of Merit. 

ACCENT (Buss, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, tall and vigorous variegata. The clean yellow standards con- 
trast most agreeably with the rose-red falls. Its bright color and huge 
size resulted in its having been selected as one of the five "Iris of the 
Year" for 1958. 36 inches. 

Each $3.00 

It is one of the 

earliest reds to bloom, with Pacemaker and Argus Pheasant in its 
breeding background. 34 inches. 

AGATINE (Schreiner, '59) 

A supremely smooth, trimly tailored, velvety red 

AHOY (Tompkins, '57) Each $5.00 

Best described as a rosy toned cherry-red with a faint undertone of 
blue that adds to its brilliance and carrying power. Flowers are large, 
heavily substanced and have lovely flaring form. 36-inch, well 
branched stems. Medium late. 


ALALOA (Gibson, '59) Each $5.00 

Lemon vellow with a lighter aiea in the center of the falls. Remem- 
ber the old variety Elsa Sass? This is a somewhat similar color ar- 
rangement but the comparison is hardly adequate. .-Maloa ("Little 
Song") is a huge blossom. \ery wide and full, the standards broad, 
domed and glistening. Falls flare and possess a heavv enamel-like tex- 
ture. It is a flower for foreground planting since its height is only 
about two feet. There is surely a definite place for plants of such 
stature and you will be thrilled with this one! HM AIS, 1961. 

AL BORAK (DeForest, '52) Each $1.00 

.\ \erv large biown and copper-russet flower, having wide spreading 
falls with extremely u'ide hafts. A light brown garden effect in an 
Iris which many judges regard as absolutelv perfect in form. Three 
feet in height, finely branched. HM .\IS, 1953. 

ALICE LEMEN (Plough, '57) Each $6.00 

This big, lacy beauty hints of Truly Yours in form and size though 
it is of lighter and softer color tones and the two are not related. 
The giant flow^ers are heavily laced and fringed, on very tall stems. 
Falls are white, shaded Empire yellow at the haft; standards are solid 
Empire yellow and the beard is also vellow. HM .MS. I960. 

ALLAGLOW (Tompkins, '58) Each $10.00 

A gigantic new Iris of bright siinburst-gold, blended bittersweet- 
orange, with an all-o\er flush of clear copper-yellow. The whole 
flower has a glistening gold dusted finish and a tiny flash of orchid 
at the tip of the chrome beard. Very broad petaled, with flaring, 
ruffled falls and wide domed standards. Late; 38 inches. HM AIS. 
1958; AM. 1960. 

ALLEGIANCE (Cook, '58) Each $10.00 

This is certainly a masterpiece, from an Iris breeder whose skill has 
produced a long line of Iris of distinction and highest quality. The 
giant flowers are of deepest navy blue, overlaid with velvet, the 
standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue tipped 
lemon-chrome. Color is even and solid clear into the throat. 40 
inches; late. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

ALLINE ROGERS (Kleinsorge, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 
The form of this flower resembles Cascade Splendor, one of its par- 
ents, but the color inclines more to pink or rose, with just a sug- 
gestion of ashes of roses in its cast. There is considerable gold in 
the blending of color, especially near the haft. Style arms and beard 
are both golden yellow. Falls are wide and quite flat, standards up- 
right and closed, the entire flower heavily ruffled. 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1951. See page 29. 

ALPENROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $7.50 

Silvery, iridescent lavender-rose— a sort of ashes-of-roses tone— with 
a dusty beard in perfect harmony. Stems reach 38 inches and the 
broad falls flare gracefully. A quiet, resthd and serene hue in a large 
and well loi med Iris. HM AIS, 1961. 

AMANDINE (Douglas, '46) Each 75c 

Large flaring cream self, slightly flushed with lemon. The wide flar- 
ing falls are slightly ruffled and the standards are nicely domed. 
Height 3 feet. Winner of the President's Cup at the AIS meeting in 
Nashville in 1948. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. Shown on page 44.' 

AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) Each $7.50 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curiously tinted blend of 
lavender or light violet and rosy heliotrope. The "shoulders" of the 
falls carry an overlay of chestnut and the beard is almost white. 
Nicely ruflled, 38 inches tall, medium late. HM AIS, 1958; AM, I960. 
Plant Patent No. 1793. See page 46. 

ANNETTE (Hall, '55) Each $1.00 

A tawny deep rose ivith widely flaring, almost flat falls. The entire 
flower carries a coppery cast but the center is all aglow with the 
brilliant red beards. Quite different from other Hall things. 34 
inches tall. HM AIS. 1956. See page 22. 

ANTHEM ('Schreiner, '58) Each $3.50 

The richness of the fuchsia-purple tone is intensified by a generous 
margin of bronze around the huge falls. There is also a subtle in- 
fusion of this same bronze tint in the taffeta-like standards. Metallic 
plum might well describe the general color effect of this new giant. 
Beard is lemon. 40 inches; fairly early. HM AIS, I960. 

APPLAUSE (Hall, '56) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A color break in the quest lor new pinks. This new Iris is not pink 
... it is a self of light mauve-lilac with odd markings of violet ir- 
regularly spaced on ihe falls. The flowers are large with broad seg- 
ments, very freely produced on well branched stems. 3 feet tall. A 
novel flower indi\idually and a beautiful mass of color. 

APPLE VALLEY fDeForesf, '58) Each $8.00 

Almost white, flushetl pink, with ileepcr pink cast about the hafts. 
The pink-tinted beard intensifies the pinkish glow of an otherwise 
almost white, very beautiful and different flower. Very large, with 
broad petals and tall stalks. HM .\IS, I960. 

APRICOT DANCER (Noyd, '58) Each $5.00 

.\ late flowering orange-apricot self, from a cross of June Bride and 
Temple Bells The horizontal and flaring falls are nicely fringed 
with lace. Substance is extra heavy. Here is a decidedly rich piece of 
color which won tlie HM of the AIS in 1959. 

ARABI PASHA (Aniey, '53) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Deep cornflower-blue with blue-tipped beard. .\ new one from Eng- 
land which won the Dykes Medal there in 1953 and is about the 
most vivid deep blue we have ever seen. Flat, spreading falls. 32 

ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForesf, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A smootli soft brown which has become justly famous. Deeper in 
tone and more metallic in finish than Pretty Quadroon . . . they 
form a team of the two most beautiful brown Irises of the day. 
Huge flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; orange- 
brown beard. 38 inches tall. HM .-VIS, 1948; AM, 1950; Dykes Medal 
1952. Shown on page 26. 

ASPENGLOW (Loomis, '56) Each $2.00 

Vivid cadmium yellow self, the standards pleated or tucked near the 
base. This fine, large deep yellow is quite late and thus aids in ex- 
tending the Iris season. One of the 'Tive Iris of the Year" for 1962. 
HM AIS, 1958. 

Each $2.50 

wu, a ijiciiu uL in,ii uiuwii with an underlay 

of red-purple and burnished gold. Standards are closed and the 

AUTUMN BROWN (Lowry, '52) 

Glowing chestnut-brou'n, a blend of rich brown 

d burnished gold. Standards aic liuscu anu luc 
broad falls curve at the tips. Very late, on 38-inch stalks. HM AIS, 

AZURITE (Sass, '60) Each $12.50 

A new and distinct ^vhite plicata pattern, the borders very lightly 
stitched blue and the style arms and crests almost solid moorish 
blue. Flowers are of thick texture and the stems well branched. 
Large, bright and sparkling! HM AIS, 1961. 

BALLERINA (Hall, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A very large, ruffled, wide petaled flamingo-pink self w^ith deep 
orange beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . not pale but 
having plenty of color, a shade lighter than Cherie. Petals are thick 
and lustrous, the form ideal. Husky stems 3 feet tall, with excellent 
branching. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 42. 



BALLET DANCER (Kleinsorge, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Resembling the swirling skirt in a "pirouette" this distinctive apri- 
cot-tan is another Cascade Splendor seedling and a sister of Minuet. 
Standards are large, full ancl closed. The falls are almost horizontal, 
very broad, waved and crimped at the rim. Form is only one special 
attribute . . . the coloring is delightful— a buffy golden apricot self 
which carries well. 38 inches, large and well branched. HM AIS, 
1949. AM, 1952. 

BANG (Craig, '55) Each $3.00 

A new red with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in 
tlie garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, slightly 
waved; it owes its fine form to Cordovan, one of its parents. Height 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1955, AM, 1960. See page 10. 

BEECHLEAF (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $2.50 

This seedling of Pretty Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention 
for the past several seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, 
while bearing some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is 
more coppery and is enlivened by a violet undertone. The beard 
is orange-brown. Very large blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1955; 
AM, 1959. Pictured on page 17. 

BENGALI (Kleinsorge, '61) Each $15.00 

A large, bright old rose-red self with amber to copper blendings 
about the haft and near the outer edges of the falls. The extra large 
standards have heavy mid-ribs which also carry this coppery suffu- 
sion plus a hint of green at the base. Beard is bright bronze-yellow. 
Luminous and bright. 3 feet. 

BAZAAR (Schreiner, '55) Each $1 .50 

A glorified \ersion of Raspberry Ribbon, far more brilliant and 
more deeply colored. The blooms arc very large, on 36-inch stems. 
The picture on page 16 gives vou a good idea of this new- plicata. 
HM AIS, 1956. 

BIG GAME (Fay, '54) Each $2.50 

self of the deepest shade of violet. Usually has three huge flowers 
open at one time on the straight, 38-inch stems. Since it produces 
from 12 to 15 blooms per stem it has an extra long flowering season. 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. 


BIG TIME (Laphom, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This is a big new deep red with a roiy cast in the standards. Falls 
are velvety and appear ahnost black-red in certain lights. Hafts are 
brownish and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size and 
a good grower. 31/2 feet, well branched. 

BLACK BELLE (Sfevens, '5T) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.-V selt of richest black, velvet with a cast of riiby-red; not tail but 
prochiccs a wealth of gorgeous and perfectly formed llowers. 32 inches. 

BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.'\s Dave Hall has become famous for pinks, the Schreiners liavc been 
foremost in the production of blacks. Here is one they describe as 
having reached "almost the limit of this coloring" and very close to 
jet. The orange beard is indescribably rich. 32 inches. See page 35. 

BLACK HILLS (Fay, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced on tlic 
stem. W^e have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about the same 
depth as Black Forest, larger, and twice the stature. ."^M AIS, 1951. 
Illustrated on page 28. 

BLACK SWAN (Fay, '60) Each $15.00 

As sleek and as ebon-hued as the graceful bird for wliich it is 
named, with both Black Hills and Sable Night in its parentage. It 
will satisfy those looking for just about the ultimate in dark Iris- 
great size, very wide petals, smooth velvety surface and a brown 
beard tipped black. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1960. 

BLACK TAFFETA (Sanger, '54) Each $2.00 

Glistening blackish pmple standards and broad velvety black falls, 
slightly ruiried, combine to give us one of the very best of these rich 
and sidlry beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. This Iris is very 
well illustrated on page 23. Mediimi late, height 34 inches. HM AIS, 
1955; AM, 1957. 

BLUEBEARD (Hall, '55) Each $1.50 

.\ large deep blue with very full flaring falls which droop gracefully 
near the tips. The beard is not blue, but has blue tips which make 
it appear blue all over. Silky sheen and brilliant color! 3 feet. Shown 
on i^age 18. 

BLUE GROTTO (Grinter, '59) Each $3.50 

One of I he largest Iris we ha\c grown or seen any\vhcre, the witle 
falls squarely held and the large standards erect and closed. Color is 
a uniform shade of light violet-blue, the substance that of fine 
china. Well branched, late, three feet in height. New and rarely seen. 

BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Very large (lowers of cornllower-blue, softened by a sihery o\ertone. 
The large standards are arched and domed, the broad falls are semi- 
flaring with smoothly colored hafts. Growing from 3 to 4 feet in 
height, perfectly branched, we consider it just about tops as a blue 
Iris. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947; Dykes Metlal, 1950. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase bclitting this new ruffled addition to an 
increasingly popular color class. Lighter in tone than many others, 
with a glowing gold beard; it is large in size, on tall well branched 
stalks which clefy both wind and rain. It makes one of the finest 
clumps in any garden. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956; Dykes Medal, 195S. 
See page 43. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, '42) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An entirely different plicata. Clean, sparkling white with an all-over 
pattern of clear blue stippling. The blue seems to be peppered on 
the white backgroiuid in an even manner, rather than the familiar 
buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremly large and full. HM 
AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. 

BLUE SPINEL CG/bson, '6J; Each $15.00 

A genuine gem of unsurpassed quality and color perfection. The 
huge, spreading blossoms will measure 8 inches in width, the sub- 
stance is like leather and has an enamel-like finish. It is lighter than 
indigo but still a deep shade of blue. Giant foliage, heavy stalks and 
exceptionally free blooming. 3 feet tall. 

BLUE VALLEY (K. Smith, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This new Iris, a seedling of Lake George crossed with Great Lakes, 
has been the subject of much praise and comment. \'erv near to 
true blue, ruffled and large in size, it possesses an unusual sparkling 
sheen. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949. Pictured on page 27. 

BLUSH PINK (Hall, '59) Each $7.50 

Light and delicate with an all-over Hush of deeper pink, the petals 
wide and fully formed. Both standards and falls are the same shade— 
the fresh glow that can only be described as the blush of youth. The 
(lowers are very large, with standards so broad that they practically 
counterbalance the falls. Beard is not conspicuous, thus there is 
nothing to detract from the clean and delightftil pink effect. Very 
fiee flowering; 34-inch stems. HM .AIS, 1 961. 

BOLERO (Tompkins, '57) Each $3.00 

A self of glistening copper with a bright undertone of rich henna- 
red. Petals are rounded and flaring, sleek and brilliant, the brown 
beards adding a special note of color. Grows to 40 inches, well 
branched, creating a gorgeous clump. 


BON VOYAGE (Plough, '59) Each $6.50 

Standards are white, the edges lightly tinted cobalt violet. Falls are 
white with a dark (lush of violet below the white beard which turns 
to yellow within the throat. Large, clean looking, with unique te.\- 
ture. 36 inches, well spaced. HM AIS, 1960. 

BOUNDING MAIN (Smith, '58) Each $8.00 

,\ spectacular medium blue self with silky te.xture, from the origi- 
nator of South Pacific. The standards are lightly ruffled, the falls 
smooth and wide, flaring horizontally. Beard is pale yellow, tipped 
white. Height o\er three feet. HM .AIS. 1961. 

BRASS ACCENTS (Schreiner, '59) Each $10.00 

Golden coftee-brown, regal in carriage, huge in size, ideal in form, 
40 inches in height. We regard this seedling of Inca Chief as a 
leader amongst the host of beautiful brown Iris now available. HM 
AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 


BRAVADO (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 

Deepest golden yello^s-, ruffled and with wide petals. There is some- 
thing about this flower— heaviness of texture, metallic glisten, or 
uniform depth of golden richness— that draws instant attention in 
the garden or on the show table. This catalog lists many great yel- 
low Iris. Those who have seen them all have told us that Bravado 
is surelv a candidate for the top spot. Old King Midas would drool 
over this one! Height 33-36 inches. HM AIS, 1959. Shown on page 47. 

BRIAR ROSE fHa//, '55; Each $1.50 

From pink breeding came this deep rose-to-raspberry affair! ^Vhile 
the picture does not show it, freshly opened flowers sport a small 
blue blaze just below the beard. This disappears on the mature 
blossom. Very tall and very late, ^\ith a geranium-red beard. Shown 
on page 20. 

6RIGADOON (Tompkins, '55) Each $5.00 

A rich, bright blend of fuchsia-red, amethyst-violet and true purple. 
The hafts are flushed chocolate and the beard is brownish red. New 
and certainly different. Height 38 inches. HM .A.IS, 1955. 

BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, '61) Each $25.00 

As Golden Garland was a progenitor of Golden Years, so FrosL 
and Flame brought into being a race for larger, more fully 
formed and flashingly red-bearded whites. True, there are many 
now being introduced. Some of them are lacking in vigor, how- 
ever, and others have poor substance. We have bloomed this one 
for three seasons and regard it as the finest red-bearded white we 
have grown or seen. It is very broad petaled, full and rather 
rounded but not drooping, beautifully branched and very large. 
Quite early, 36 inches. See page 'A. 

BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) Each $3 00 

Cream standards and rose-red falls combine to fashion a totally differ- 
ent and refreshingly beautiful creation. Hafts are almost free of anv 
venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory standards 38 
inches tall, classically formed and large in size. HM AIS. 19,57. 

BRONZE BELL (Schreiner, '57) Each $7.50 

Reddish copper-bronze in a huge flower of perfect form and lar^e size 
The stalks are heavy and well branched, with many blossoms per stem 
It is taller, redder and better branched than its parent, Inca Chief HM 
.-MS, 19.')7: AM, 19.59. Plant No. 1728. 

"It's like old times to be planting your Iris again and your roots are Une 
as ever. Many thanks for your promptness and generosity. One feels the 
integrity and good will that goes into every shipment." 

JOSEPHINE FINNEY. Luck, r^consin 


BUCKEROO (Kleinsorge, '61) Each $17.50 

An Iris of gigantic proportions, which in both color and form brings 
to mind the great rodeo spectacles of the Far West. This is a seed- 
ling of Toast an" Honey; larger, lighter in color and with 
more horizontal falls. I'hese are almost as large as a small 
dinner plate, very wide and almost flat. Color is light cocoa- 
brown with just a hint of violet in the center. Big foliage 
and heavy stalks are in keeping with the stout-hearted air of 
this flower. 

BURGUNDY SPLASH (Craig, '49) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

This new plicata is a big Iris, very well formed; the stand- 
ards subdued burgundy-red and the broad falls a creamy 
yellow giound heavily stippled richer and more intense with 
burgundy with a 1-inch border. splash of burgundy indeed! 

BUTTERCUP BOWER (Torr^pkins, '61) Each $20.00 

The fine new blend of lemon, lime and yellow from Chet Tompkins. 
This is a seedling of Butterhorn, with giant, fully rounded flowers, 
broad segments and stronsrer color contrasts. 38 inches. 



BUTTERHORN (Sass, '55) Each $3.50 

Cool, icy and lemon colored, shading to greenish white in the cen- 
ter of the falls. The form is quite distinct, as is also the hue of this 
unusual Iris. It is three feet in height, nicely branched, large in size. 
Vou will like it! HM AIS, 195,"!. 

BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) Each $12.50 

.A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold dust par- 
ticles. There is an intensification of yellow in the heart and on the 
petal edges. The large flowers are heavily laced and crinkled at the 
margins. Has created great interest and admiration by all who have 
seen it. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 7. 

CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each $1.50 

A \crv earh and free blooming rich flaming pink with red-orange 
beard. Real pink, named in honor of the Men's Garden Club of 
Detroit. Large flowers. 36-inch stems. 

CALDRON (Schreiner, '57) Each $2,50 

A vivid new red from the copper side. Its 3-foot stems, well branched, 
are somewhat unusual in the red class and the flowers are large and 
splendidly formed. Both Ranger and Cordo\an are in the parentage. 

CAMPFIRE GLOW (Whifing, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives 
it a metallic sheen. .\ genuine self with no haft markings— e\ en the 
beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full 
form but the flowers are of medium size. Sub- 
stance is firm and the blooming season very 
long. Height 30 to 36 inches. A very rare 
color gem. HM AIS. 1947. See page 29. 

CANDLEFLAME (Hall, '61) Each $15.00 

Gigantic ivory-cream self with a tangerine- 
orange beard which shades to almost white. 
There is a suggestion of greenish veining in 
the falls, not harsh nor conspicuous, but it 
does seem to impart a distinct cooling or 
freshening influence to an otherwise warm- 
hued flower. Style arms are deeper ivory. Ex- 
tremely broad, horizontally held falls and 
heavy 3-foot stems with good branching. This 
is a real "whopper"! 

CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) 

Each $15.00 

This brand new red has had probably more 
advance fanfare than any other in it.s color 
class. Several breeders of today's finest reds 
have told us, after seeing it, that it is prob- 
ably the finest red to date. The introducer 
calls it "the red Iris that is red throughout, 
with no purple influence and no haft mark- 
ings." Huge in size and holds its color in heat 
or wind. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

CARIBOU TRAIL (Plough, '57) Each $5.00 
Light but rich golden brown with a bright 
violet blaze radiating out into the falls. All 
petal edges are heavily crimped and shirred 
on this large, heavily substanced creation. , 
Shown on page 30. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. 

CARMELA (Schreiner, '55) Each $2.50 
One of the laciest and most e.xotic of all the 
new crinkled introductions, selected as one of 
the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Color is a 
blend of honey and caramel. Height 38 inches; 
midseason bloom. HM AIS, 1955; AM. 1958. 
See page 32. 

CAROLINE JANE (DeForesf, '51) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Ihere are many plicatas in white with blue 
stitchings or dots, but this one appears to be 
the very finest of all. Flowers are huge, the 
stems very tall, and the white ground glistens 
like snow. Markings are clean and distinct- 
a delicate violet blue. Must be seen to be fully 
appreciated. One of the "Iris of the Year" 
for 1959. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 19,55. See 


(Kle'msorge, '45) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 
X'ery large ruffled pijik, tan and apricol 
blend, with extra heavy stalk 40 inches 
tall and bearing up to 10 flowers. It 
blooms late, HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947 
See page 27 for an excellent ' koda- 
chrome of this flower. 



CASHMERE (Fay, '59) Each $20.00 

Deep rose-pink or rose-red, however you may choose to describe the 
color. The very full, heavy beard is brilliant, almost pure red. If 
we had to choose a dozen o£ the top Iris of the past ten years this 
certainly would be near the head of our list! It is as close to perfec- 
tion as one could wish for and the color is alive and pleasing. Will 
be a leader for years to come. 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1959. 

CATHEDRAL BELLS (Wallace, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.\ tall and wide peialed light pink, uniformly colored in both stand- 
ards and falls. It is a profuse bloomer and the color is fresh and 
definitelv pink. Edges of petals are notched and serrated and the 
beard is yellow. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1956. 

CATHERINE CLAAR (E. Claar, '55) Each $2.00 

An almost black and white addition to the .\migo and Wabash class, 
on stems which reach to Si/o feet. Falls are broad and velvety and 
solid to the center. One of the very latest to flower. Pictured on 
page 1 1 . 

CAYENNE CAPERS (Gibson, '61) Each $20.00 

Shown inside the front cover of this catalog in precise and accurate 
detail. Vivid and flashing with the sunshine on it or through it . . . 
glowing and alive on a cloudy day or in pouring rain. For rich, in- 
tense color in a plicata, this red-hot eye-catcher has no parallel. 
Dominant color is fiery burgundy to red pepper but a minor area 
on the falls is lit with cream. Beard is orange-bronze. H. C. AIS, 
I960. 3 feet tall. 



CELESTIAL BLUE (Mission, '55) Each $2.00 

Clear light blue self, near to true blue. A frosty sheen on both 
standards and falls provides a necessary sparkle for good garden 
effect. A single stalk has produced as many as 17 blossoms with 
seven open at once! Large, with flaring falls and ruffled standards 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

CELESTIAL GLORY (Bro. Charles, '61) Each $25.00 

Bright golden orange or tan with a very bright red beard. In 1956 
we saw this bloom for its first time and now can feel extra satis- 
faction in being among the first to offer it. It is large, ruffled, and 
extra heavy in texture. 3 feet. 

CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) Each $10.00 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls ruffled and 
folded like white draperies. Stalks are widely branched and will 
reach a height of almost four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. 
This is a real triumph! HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 51. 

CENTENNIAL QUEEN (Wallace, '54) Each $1.50 

A blend of buffy watermelon-pink or rose. One of the largest 
new Iris we have grown, with wide, thick petals and very tall 
alks. The flowers are nicely waved at the edges. 

CHERIE (Hall, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Most famous of all the Hall "flamingo-pinks." A large, 
ruffled, full bodied pink self of excellent form and sub- 
stance with a deep tangerine beard. I he 34-inch stems 
are stout and well branched; growth is ^igorous and in- 
crease above average. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1949; Dykes 
Medal, 1951. See page 33. 

CHI-CHI (Hall, '59) Each $6.00 

Deeper in color than May Hall; a seedling of that famous variety 
crossed with Limelight. This is a sumptuous shade of pink, a large 
smooth flower without ruffles. Petals are wide and well formed, the 
stalks robust with good branching and it increases rapidly. 35 inches 
in height. HM AIS, 1961. 

CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) Each $5.00 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-red beard. This is a seedling of Techny 
Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored, large, 
and grows to 42 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1958. 

CHINQUAPIN (Gibson, '60) Each $12.00 

A big golden brown plicata, the standards solid golden brown, the 
falls same color with ivory shading in the central areas where they 
are speckled and blended with brown. Standards are extra broad 
and fluted or waved, completely closed at the top. The wide falls 
flare gracefully and seem to undulate at the margins. Beard is 
bronzy orange. Mr. Gibson called this seedling "Honey Bear" but 
the name had been taken. Anyway, it certainly is a "honey" in the 
plicata class! Height 34-36 inches. HM AIS, 1960. Shown on page 50. 

CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForesf, '60) Each $15.00 

An extra large, warm white with bright gold at the haft, evenly laid 
on. Beard is white, tipped gold, and solid golden yellow within the 
flower. A very tall and robust improvement on the fine varietv Pa- 
trician. Magnificent in every way. Well illustrated on page 9. HM 
AIS, I96I. 

CINNAMON TOAST (Sass, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A big and bold creamy yellow plicata, sanded with red-brown. 38 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1953. 

CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yello^^•. This is the best of 
a number of excellent new whites produced from Snow Flurry 
crossed with Cahokia. A strong grower, hardy, 36 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. See page 38. 

CLOUD CAP (DeForesf, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an 
extra heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink" 
by the originator, the big flowers are borne on 31/2- to 4-foot 
stalks. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. Shown on page 20. 

CLOUD DANCER (Plough, '59) Each $20.00 

Heavily ruffled and fluted white with a vivid tangerine-red 
beard. The standards do not fully close at the top, thus the 
fiery center of the flower is rather startlingly exposed to view. 
A color break bred from two pinks. HM AIS, 1959. 

COFFEE ROYAL (Merrill, '61) Each $20.00 

A gigantic blend of reddish brown and reddish purple, the stand- 
ards garnet brown and the falls Doge purple. The haft and a very 
narrow edge of the falls are same color as the standards. Beard is 
brownish with purple tips. Falls flare then turn gracefully down- 
ward, adding depth to width of petals. This is a stalwart, vigorous 
grower, over three feet 


"Received the Iris in fine shape. They are the finest ones I have ever 
bought. Such big husky ones — / am so pleased with them." 

MRS. LEE ENGLAND. Dillon. Montana 


COLLEGIATE (Hall, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This ivory-white Iris has a distinction which our ])icture 
does not quite properly portray. Actually, the base of the 
standards and the markings near the center are about the 
color of a ripe cantaloupe— neither orange nor yellow. Un- 
der side of the falls is yellow and the buds are yellow. 30- 
34 inches in height. See page IS. 

COLOR CARNIVAL (DeForesi, '49) Each $1.00 

.A. startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. 
7 he ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, 
with heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine- 
red. Big flowers, \erv well formed, on excellent stalks. HM MS. 19.')0. 

CONCORD RIVER (Buttrick, '56) Each $7.00 

Light blue, with very wide hafts and domed standards. The beard 
is white. Color is smooth and even, without the detracting veins so 
often evident in blue varieties. The 38-inch stalks are strong and 
well branched. HM AIS, 1956. 

CONGO (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00 

The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of a 
coal-black undertone. A very good color photo of this appears on 
page 36. Extra large, nicely branched, 42 inches in height. 

CONSTANT COMMENT (Hall, '54) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Pinkish apricot is probably the best way to describe the color of 
this delicious looking affair. Or, you might call it a "peachy" tint. 
.\t home with the pinks, and from pink breeding, it flaunts a heavy 
red-orange beard that is as brilliant as a house afire. Flowers are 
large and heavily substanced with ruffled and finely notched edges. 
Bold stalks and thrifty foliage, a huskv grower. 36 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

COOL COMFORT (Tompkins, '58) Each $5.00 

.A lovely new citron-yellow Iris of large size and delightful form. 
The broad, heavily substanced petals have a sleek sparkling finish 
and a hint of lace. This is a self, including the beard, but there is 
a small, snow-white, green flushed blaze at its tip. .\ luscious and 
refreshing flower, certain to please. Rather late, 36 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1961. 

COPPER HALO (Gibson, '58) Each $5.00 

Here we have a new plicata from the originator of the popular but 
still scarce Taholah. Illustrated on page 26, it is a creamy white or 
ivory ground in both standards and falls, heavilv peppered and 
stitched with rosy copper. Broad petals, graceful ruffling and thick 
texture mark this strain and set a new standard for plicata types. 
Copper Halo is a lively color pattern which blends well in almost 
any garden scheme. Very late. 34-36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1958. 







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Broadway Star 

Dotted Swiss 
Elizabeth Noble 
Golden Garland 
Happy Wanderer 
Her Ladyship 
Spring Charm 

Techny Chimes 
Top Favorite 
Toast an' Honey 
Blue Grotto 
Violet Hills 
White Palomino 


Dancing Tiger 
Fluted Copper 
Fortune's Gift 
Golden Hawk 
Irma Melrose 
May Magic 



Nuevo Laredo 



Night n Day 
Pink Chimes 
Rose Amethyst 
South Pacific 
The Citadel 


Arab! Pasha 
Briar Rose 
Centennial Queen 
Frances Craig 
Garden Gold 

Gay Head 
Happy Birthday 
Harbor Blue 
Moulin Rouge 
Pretty Quadroon 
Sable Night 
Surprise Party 
Violet Harmony 


Aspen Glow 
Catherine Claar 
Celestial Blue 
Dark Boatman 
Deep Black 
Father Rigney 
First Violet 
. Front Page 

Full Reward 
Ice Carnival 
Mary Randall 
May Hall 
Native Dancer 
Phoebus Apollo 
Ruffled Starlite 
Total Eclipse 
Town Talk 





















CORONATION GOLD (H. F. Hall, '52) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Giant, ruffled and heavily substanced deep "olden 
yellow with a green-gold cast. The flowers are rather 
rounded in form, the falls very wide and of thick, 
firm texture. Height 38 inches. 

COUNTRYSIDE (DeForesf, '59) Each $10.00 

Here is an eye-popper for size, in lovely chartreuse- 
yellow. There is a faint plicata dusting of lavender 
across the wide hafts. Tall, vigorous and excellent 
in ex'ery way. 

CREAM CREST (Muhlestein, '59) Each $15.00 
A very wide cream self of smoothest texture, hafts 
lightly ruffled and evenly brushed very clean lemon 
yellow. Large and tall; one of the best in a color 
which goes Avell with all others. HM AIS, 1959; .\M, 

CRINKLED IVORY (Schreiner, '58) Each $7.50 
Sparkling ivory-cream, simply huge in size, with 
crepy petals and lacy ruffling. A cool lemon flush at 
the heart and the pale yellow beard add to its trans- 
lucent charm. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

CRINKLED SUNSET (Plough, '57) Each $5.00 
Heavily laced and shirred, in a blend of sunset hues. 
The standards are light violet and buff while 
the falls are violet, pink and buff. \er\ color- 
ful and unusual. HM AIS, 1958. 

'CRISPETTE (Schreiner, '54) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A fluted and wa\'ed ne^v deep orchid-pink with rich 
orange beard and suffusion of brown on the hafts. 
Of ideal form and garden habit, the coloring having 
the extra qualitv of "carrying power" in the garden. 
34 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

DANCING TIGER (Schreiner, '53) Each $2.50 
Here is a very large jewel-bright, really yellow 
ground plicata. The half-inch border of penny-brown 
is deftly cut, as if shot with fine slender lines on the 
edge of the falls. Gay and brilliant. 38 inches. 

DARK BOATMAN fCoo/c, '54) Each $2.00 
Velvety blackish violet, especially rich and sohd in 
color. Beards are deep violet and the hafts are free 
from markings. Pleasing and ruffled fonn and heavy 
substance. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 


Irises prefer full sun but will grow and bloom well if given half a day of sunlight The 
bearded iris will not tolerate wet feet and the gardener can avoid many problems by providing 
good drainage. 

Irises will grow in any good garden soiL If other plants make good growth in your garden, 
irises will flourish in it But extra food is necessary for best growth and bloom. For the new 
planting a balanced chemical fertilizer can be dug into the soil at the rate of one oimce per square 
foot, if this is done three weeks before the plants are set in. Half this amount should be used if 
it is added just before planting time. Large quantities of well-rotted compost or well-rotted 
manure are good additions but should be placed eight inches deep or dug into the soil and they 
should not be piled around the rhizome. It is good to combine the chemical fertilizer with the 
rotted materials and to dig both in together. In general, fertilizers high in nitrogen should 
be avoided. 

Each spring, after growth begins, one handful of granulated super phosphate plus two 
handfuls of agricidtural gypsum can be sprinkled in a circle around each clump. A half ounce of 
balanced fertilizer may be substituted for the super phosphate. It is good to make these apphca- 
tions just before a rain, or to hose the plants clean of any fertilizer which has fallen on the 
new growth. 

Like many perennial plants, irises may be moved at any time if proper care is taken. However, 
there is a best time to move them. This is dtuing the dormant period which extends from soon 
after they bloom until the time when new root growth develops. ( It is for this reason that we ship 
in July, August and September, ) If you move yoiur irises within this period you wiU have the least 
trouble and the greatest success. 

Just one word of caution about injury is necessary. Since disease may enter through open 
wounds it is better to trim foliage away with shears rather than to tear it away, and to cut 
rhizomes apart rather than to break them apart Cut surfaces and injuries which do occur should 
be exposed to the sunlight for several hotu-s before replanting. A hght dusting of srilphur on 
such wounds is still further insurance against future troubles. 

Although your bloom should be fairly good the year after transplanting, your best bloom will 
occur in the second to fourth years, so do not divide your clumps too soon. But after three or 
four years the rhizomes will become crowded and should be dug, divided, and replanted. This is 
also the time to revitalize yom soil by adding humus and fertilizer as was recommended for 
the new planting. 


Iris plants are remarkably hardy and in any given locality there are only a few pests and 
diseases which damage them. Serious troubles usually can be avoided by providing good soil 
drainage, by keeping the beds clean and free of weeds dming the growing season, and by 
thoroughly cleaning up and burning all old plant refuse in the fall. Following are some of the 
specific problems which may be encountered: 

Sclerotium Rot or Crown Rot. This disease develops under warm, moist, shady conditions. 
It attacks at the base, or crovra, of the plant near the rhizome and the leaves fall over. Other rot 
organisms may enter through the diseased tissue and cause extensive damage, or even death, to 
the rhizome. The fungus may make a web-Bke growth on the soil at the base of the plant and 
produce tan or brovra mustard seed-Uke sti-uctures which give it its common name, the "mustard- 
seed fungus." Control: Clean up the plants and let in plenty of stmshine and air. Provide for 
good drainage away from the base of the plant. Drenching the bases of the plants with a 
preparation containing 1 level tablespoon of a new fungicide, Terraclor 75, in a gallon of water 
has provided good protection against Sclerotium rot. If Terraclor 75 is not available in yom: area, 
contact the nearest G.L.F. cooperative which has branches throughout the East 

DOT & DASH (Hall, '60) Each $12.00 

This surprising plicata has been an attraction in both the Hall gar- 
den and in our own for the past few seasons. It has borne the 
nickname of Dave's "Black & White," but was not registered as such. 
Our illustration is quite acciuate, showing the almost solidly colored 
blackish violet standards and bright falls of pure white with blackish 
margins. Most of the peppery effect is confined to the outer area of 
the falls. The beards are inconspicuous. Flowers are waved and flar- 
ing, well spaced on good branches, and are produced in great 
profusion. 33-36 inclies. Hj\I .-MS, 1960. See page 60. 

DOTTED SWISS (Sass, '56) Each $3.50 

Acclaimed by many as the finest of the blue and white plicatas. The 
ground color is sparkling white and the dots and stitchings are de- 
cidedly blue, the \ery large flowers elegantly ruffled. It truly lives up 
to its name. Over three feet tall, very well branched, blooms early. 
Illustrated on page 17. 

DREAMCASTLE (Cook, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

An orchid-pink self, segments very broad and of bright clear tones. 
The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to emphasize the 
solid pink effect. One of the most sought-after varieties. AM AIS 
1948. shown on page 43. 

"The Iris have been received and all planted. Never have I seen such fine 
strong plants. Thank you so much for the extra. All the Iris I bought last year 
bloomed beautifully this year and were a great joy." 

MRS. WILLIAM MacLARDY. Huntington Bay, New York 


EBONY ECHO (Tompkins, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep carmine-red with rich brown overlay that shines like a piece of 
silk. The wide falls are horizontal and trimmed with ruffling. Free 
blooming on stout 33-inch stalks. Bronze beard. HM .\IS, 1949; A\l, 

EDENITE (Plough, '59) Each $20.00 

"Sooty" black with a deep red undertone: a seedling of Sable Night. 
The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who see 
it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms rather 
early. 30 inches. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Wafkins, '56) Each $6.00 

Majestic and beautifully branched, this powder-blue Iris has qualitv 
in every detail. A self of soft even tone, the full white beard provid- 
ing added attractiveness. Falls are wide and flaring, the whole flower 
nicely ruffled. Blooms in midseason; 36-40 inches tall. HM .AIS, 
1956; AM, 1958; Dykes Medal in 1961. Shown on page 6. 

ELIZABETH NOBLE (K. Smiih, '55) Each $3.00 

The standards open palest violet and quickly change to white, the 
falls are deep and brilliant true purple clear out to the edges. Beard 
is white and the crests are brushed purple. A larger and more 
"noble" flower than Helen Collingwood, of which it is a seedling. 
36 inches; rather late. HM AIS, 1955. 


'All Pink" Cbllectioii 

Gi'oui)"B"Eiglitfoi' $12 

May Hall 
Mary Randall 
Vanity Fair 

$2.00 Sweet Refrain 
1.50 Lynn Hall 
2.00 Briar Rose 
1.50 Spring Charm 
(Catalog value $19.50) 







5 If is of tlieYeaf 

Black Taffeta 
June Meredith 
Fire Brigade 


Sierra Skies 

3.00 Total Value 

All 5 fof $ g 



YOU PAY and you can choose as many kinds as you wish 
... as long as the order totals $5 or more, and varieties 
are chosen from those which appear in the lists on pages 
26 to 35. All illustrated between pages 24 and 43 are also 
in this shopping center. 

For example, you may choose $7.50 worth and pay just 
$5; or pick $12 worth and pay $8. For $10 you could select 
$15 in value . . . and so on. In other words, you make up 
your list from these next ten pages and then deduct one- 
third the total price . . . minimum order S5, and not less 
than three different varieties. Do not include Irises not 
listed in these groups. 


"The Iris from you arrived in good condition, 
the rhizomes ivere outstanding, very large and 
healthy looking. I was delighted with them and 
especially tvith the lovely gift." 

ALICE M. EMERY, Barrie, Ontario. Canada 

"The Iris which I received from you, last 
year were the nicest I have ever seen. They are 
beginning to bloom now and what a thrill my 
husband and I gel when each one opens." 
MRS. L. B. KEISTER, Columbia, So. Carolina 

''The quality of the rhizomes sent to me 
could not be improved upon. It will be a plea- 
sure to grow your generous extra." 

E. B. WADLAND, Sarnia. Ontario, Canada 





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Al Borak 




Alice Lemen 


Apricot Dancer 


Alline Rogers 


Argus Pheasant 


Autumn Brown 








Ballet Dancer 


Bon Voyage 








Broadway Star 


Big Game 


Burgundy Splash 


Big Time 




Black Belle 


Campfire Glow 


Black Castle 


Caribou Trail 


Black Hills 




Blue Rhythm 


Caroline Jane 


Blue Shimmer 


Cascade Splendor 


Blue Valley 


Cothedral Bells 



Catherine Claar $2.00 

Celestial Blue 2.00 

Centennial Queen 1.50 

Cherie .75 

Chi-Chi 6.00 

Chinese Lantern 5.00 

Cinnamon Toast 1.00 

Cliffs of Dover 1.00 

Cloud Cap 1.00 

Congo 1.00 

Constant Comment .60 




Coronation Gold 




Crinkled Sunset 








Dancing Tiger 




Dark Boatman 


First Violet 


Deep Block 


Fluted Copper 


Desert Song 






Frances Craig 


Ebony Echo 


Frances Kent 






Father Rigney 


Front Page 








Frost & Flame 




Full Reward 


Glittering Gold 




Golden Blaze 




Golden Crown 


Garden Gold 


Golden Garland 


Gay Border 


Golden Hawk 


Gay Head 


Golden Sunshine 





Grand Canyon 


Her Ladyship 


Grand Teton 


High Barbaree 


Happy Birthday 


Home Fires 


Happy Wanderer 




Harbor Blue 


Ice Carnival 


Harvest Splendor 




Helen Collingwood 


Inco Chief 


Irma Melrose 


Jane Phillips 


June Bride 


June Sunlight 






Lady Albright 


Lady Use 


Lady Rogers 




Leading Lady 




Lynn Hall 


Mary Randall 


May Hall 


May Magic 




Melody Lane 


Moulin Rouge 


Native Dancer 


New Snow 




''The rhizomes are all such healthy, 
long, strong roots, they can't help but 
bloom and I am very happy and well 
satisfied with mv new Irises." 
MRS. C. R. HILL. Spokane, Washington 

"I was indeed imprc.'ised by the care 
jul packing and the really ivonderlul 
rhizomes. They are the fi, 
ever received." 






Night 'n day 









Oh Boy 



Ola Kala 



Orange Banner 


Phoebus Apollo 



Pierre Menard 



Pink Bountiful 

Pagan Princess 


Pink Bouquet 


Pink Chimes 
Pink Plume 
Pink Sensation 
Polar Cap 
Port Wine 
Pretty Gay 


Prince of Monaco 






Queen's Lace 



Queen's Taste 



Rainbow Room 



Regina Mario 









Rose Amethyst 








Spring Festival 






Sable Night 


Step Forward 


Techny Chimes 


Truly Yours 


Sierra Skies 




Temple Bells 






Sunset Blaze 


The Citadel 


Violet Harmony 


Sky Crystal 


Surprise Party 


Thotmes III 


Violet Hills 


Solid Mahogany 


Swan Ballet 


Top Flight 


White Palomino 


Spanish Fandango 




Top Hat 


White Sprite 


Spanish Peaks 




Total Eclipse 


Wide World 


Spring Charm 




Town Talk 






ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this giant Iris has consistently 
led all others in point of sales popularity. And no wonder! The 
great rich red-violet blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture 
and remarkable substance. The stems are well branched and at least 
3 feet tall. HM MS, 1942; AM, 1943. See page 32. 

EMMA COOK (Cook, '59) Each $17.50 

A new pattern, the standards clear white, the falls white with a 
distinct half-inch border of bright violet-blue. Beard is yellow. 
Named for the charming wife of one of the world's gieatest Iris 
breeders. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 


"You are certainly a very fine nursery with whom to deal and I 
shall tell my friends not only about your excellent stock but your 
more than generous consideration." 

MRS. KARL NACLER, Chicago, Illinois 


ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) Each $7.50 

This striking new creation is unique for the combination of pink and 
orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovely shade of light 
\iolet, slightly ruffled, and the heavy beard is fiery tangerine-red. 
Together with its large blossoms and sturdy stalks it drew crowds of 
admirers at the New York Convention of the American Iris Society. 
HM .A.IS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

ENCHANTRESS (Hall, '54) Each $1.50 

Delicate parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially in the 
standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay of amber and 
the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other of Mr. Hall's fine 
things. It is an extra late Iris, with heavy stems and an enamel-like 
finish to the large flowers. 34-36 inches. See page 22. 

FABULOUS (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $7.50 

Here is a flower remindful of the splendor in a scene from a tale in 
the Arabian Nights! Our picture on page 56 is neither deep enough 
in tone nor sufficiently brilliant to portray the pageant of color loosed 
in the garden when this Iris unfolds. There is a more prominent blue 
patch just below the beard than the color plate indicates. Growth 
is vigorous, stems well branched and the flowers are very large. 
Height 36-38 inches. HM, AIS, 1958. 

FAIRY FABLE (Ernsf, '61) Each $20.00 

The first introduction originating here at Cooley's Gardens. Larry 
Ernst, having had access to all of the Iris in our entire collection, 
including the newest of the Hall seedlings, has produced some very 
high class things of his own. This one, resulting from Lynn Hall 
crossed with May Hall combines the best features of both parents. 
The shade of pink is about midway between these two. The falls 
possess great width, extra thick substance and are ruffled and waved 

at the margins. The heavy beard is deep tangerine-red. 36 

inches. Shown on page 54. 

i FATHER RIGNEY (Mission, '56) Each $2.00 

J \ery large dark violet with violet beard tipped white. High 

up on the "shoulders," where the standards and falls meet, 
there is a dark brown blotch which adds interest and beauty 
to this richly colored Iris. It is an exceptionally vigorous grow- 
er; tall, straight and well branched. 42 inches. 

FESTOON (Hall, '58) Each $4.00 

A luscious blend of caramel and peach and salmon-pink, with extra 
heavy beard of tangerine-red. The coloring is positively mouthwater- 
ing! Note the crimped and ruffled edges of both standards and falls 
in the picture on page 37— a most attractive feature of this delec- 
table novelty. From pink breeding, it should be a gem for the hv- 
bridizer. It is quite earlv, of good size, well branched on 38-inch 
steins. HM AIS, 1959. 

FIRE BRIGADE (Schreiner, '57) Each $3.00 

Glowing crimson-red, shapely in form of flower, of good size and 36 
inches in height. The beard is bronze-orange. ^Vell named, it pro- 
vides an especially fiery clump of garden color. HM AIS, 1958. See 
page 23. 


FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A glou'ing bright burgundy-red plicata, with yellow trim. Well 
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The 
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 32- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1943. Pictured on page 27. 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1.00 

.\ much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur- 
gundy-red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over 
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and 
full, the falls flarinar. A prolific bloomer. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 
1947. ° ^ 

FIRST VIOLET (DeForest, '52) Each $2.00 

Lovely clear light violet self, the standards, falls and even the beard 
being of uniform hue. Winner of Dykes Medal in 1956. See on page 

FLAME KISS (Plough, '58) Each $6.00 

■^Vhite standards with yellow base, the falls clear yellow set off with 
a rich tangerine beard. This Iris, with its bright, sharp colors, cre- 
ated quite a stir at the Oklahoma convention of the American Iris 
Society. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1959. 



FLUTED COPPER (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $2.50 

Carrying on the long line of bronze, brown and tan Iris for which 
the Doctor has become so well known, we are happy to offer this 
distinct new one in metallic shades of hammered copper. Both the 
standards and falls are bright coppery tan, curled and crinkled, 
broad and in good balance. The beard is bronzy orange. Height 34- 
36 inches. Pictured in color on page 19. 

FOAMING SEAS (Stevens, '60) Each $7.50 

A frothy, rufflv light blue ^\"ith deeper yeins, suggestive of the churn- 
ing surif against a rocky shore. The beard is blue-white. Massive 
flowers, widely spreading in form and freely produced on 3-foot 
stalks. HM .AIS, 1960. 

FORTUNE'S GIFT (Mitsch, '55) Each $2.50 

Huge, 7-inch flowers with very wide and spreading falls, a seedling 
of Cordovan crossed with Inca Chief. The color is deep but 
bright metallic brown, with bronze beard. 40 inches in height. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

FORWARD MARCH (Lapham-Wise, '60) Each $10.00 

Deep uniform ruby-cvinison with wide and flat flaring falls of velvety 
texture. There are no haft venations and the dull bronze-yellow 
heard blends well with the richness and depth of this newcomer to 
the red fold. 30 inches. 

FOXFIRE (Fox, '53) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.\ grand golden yellow self which was awarded the President's Cup 
at the .American Iris Society convention in 1957 in Memphis. Very 
free flowering, the large blooms are of perfect form, and glisten with 
a metallic sheen. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1957. 

FRANCES CRAIG (Craig, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

-\ pearly layender-gra\ oncobred with immense blooms ol ]3er[ect 
form. It is one of the first of the tall bearded to come into flower 
and lasts well into the season. 40 inches. HM .\IS, 1953; AM, 1955. 


FRANCES KENT (DeForest, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The slandards are charlreuse-creani uiili a flush of pink, the falls 
lighter with a pinkish orange beard. Absolutely outstanding and 
different. T his is surely one of DeForest's best. Falls are almost liori- 
zontal and slandards are well closed. Height 3 feet. HM .MS, 1952; 


FRESCO (Tompkins, '57) Each $2.50 

A neiv and \ery different plicata, gigantic in size and well propor- 
tioned. C.ronnd color is light burgundy-red, infused ruby. There is 
a network of gold \eining anil the edges are heavily stitched. Over 
all this appears a vehety sheen of black, as if powdered on. 38 
inches, rather late. 

FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $2.00 

One ol llic supcil) seedlings of Solid Gold, seen and exclaimed over 
in the Kleinsorge gartlen since they flowered for the first time. The 
ground color is deep red-gold, lighting to almost while on the 
central area of the falls. This is close to the color pattern of Pros- 
pector but the flower is almost twice that size and o\er three feet 
lall. I'lclMvc on page II is close to the real thing. IIM AIS, 1956. 


FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) Each $5.00 

Mr. Hall has worked for several years in an effort to 
bring out a faultless white with the tangerine beard 
so closely associated with the flamingo-pinks. And here 
we have it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems reach 
four feet, and the thick petals are as clean and white 
as a sheet. Every judge who has seen this has been 
enthusiastic about it. HM ALS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illus- 
trated on page 25 and 31. 

FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $2.00 

Vnother seedling of Solid Gold and one of the largest and most 
deeply toned yellows we ha\e ever seen. The falls are exceptionally 
wide right up to the point where they meet the fully domed stand- 
artls. Extra good branching and an abundance of blossoms. 3 feet 
or over. HM AIS. 1956. Color picture on page 15. 

FUSILIER (Tompkins, '58) Each $5.00 

.\ brand new orange-yellow self, including the beard, near to chrome- 
orange by the color chart. This was outstanding in the Fleiu-de-Lis 
gardens last season and we are glad to ofl'er it as one of the best 
and newest of all vellows. Large, heiivilv ruffled, velvetv textured. 
38 indies. HM Ais', 1961. 

GALILEE (Fay, '56) Each $5.00 

Giant medium blue self with a white beard. The color holds in sun or 
rain and is decidedly blue for an Iris. Mr. Fay has produced some excellent 
things in blue— such as Bluebird Blue and Butterflv Blue— but this tops 
them all! HM AIS, 19.56; AM, 1958. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red. This is one of the nearest to true red 
of any Iris ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and rich, with no 
haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished with deep bronze-gold beard. 
Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. 

GARDEN GOLD (Hall, '56) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the fiery orange-red 
beard. While the beard is not actually red it is so deep an orange tone 
as to appear almost red and certainly sets this Iris apart from all oiher 
yellows.' 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957. 

GAY BORDER (DeForesi, '49) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

If you like plicatas and are looking for a new and distinct effect in this 
line we think you will be pleasantly surprised by this one. The impres- 
sion is that of a clean white flower bordered and stitched with red. The 
wide falls ha\e a touch of gold at the haft. Large, tall and well branched. 
HM AIS, 1949. 

GAY HEAD fKnow/fon, '54J Each $1.50 

A true variegata with genuine personality. The standards are clear bright 
yellow and nicely ruffled; the falls deep maroon with a solid border of 
clean yellow extending right up to the center of the flower. There are 
no haft marks. HM AIS, 1954. Bred by Harold Knowlton, recent President 
of the American Iris Society. 

GAYLORD (Douglas, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

■With pure white standards and velvety red-purple falls bordered ivhite, we 
have a vast improvement on the famous and long popular ^Vabash. Gay- 
lord is more than twice as large as its predecessor and will soon displace 
it. 38 inches: late. HM ,\IS. 1949. 

GIANT ROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $12.00 

Possibly the largest Iris ever introduced, the blooms actually measuring^ 
1 1 inches, from top to bottom! Color is a pleasing shade of lilac-rose with 
yellow glow at the heart. Beard is bright vellow. The inch-thick stems 
reach 40 inches. Patent No. 2067. HM AIS, 1961. 

GLITTERING GOLD (Murray, '55) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Huge golden orange self, one of the very largest and most imposing Iris 
we have e\er seen, anywhere! We purchased the stock in 1952 and in- 
tended to introduce it the following year, but while a grand grower in the 
South, it is slightly tender in cold or y\'et sections. If you live in the South 
or an arid section, where it will succeed, you will swear that it should rate 
a Dvkes Medal! HC AIS, 1954. 

GOLDEN BLAZE (Mifsch, '56) Each $3.00 

Deri\"ed from Inca Chief, a more golden and less brown affair, and with 
luuch more life. Very large in size, with heavy texture, producing a mass 
of bloom. A clump in bloom is a real eye catcher! 34 inches. 

GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An absoliilcly stinming combination of old gold and richest plush-like 
brownish maroon vehet. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS. 1957. See page 27. 

GOLDEN DELIGHT (E. Smith, '60) Each $20.00 

This was one of the surprises among the new things in bloom at the 
.American Iris Society convention last season. It is surely one of the most 
outstanding yellows we have seen— large, glittering deep golden yellow, 
lacv and ruffled in both standards and falls. Even the style arms are 
fringed. This is from pink breeding. 38 inches. 

GOLDEN GARLAND (Hall, '57) Each $3.50 

.\ veritable giant of a flower, on stalks fully four feet in height, blooming 
\ei-\ late in the season. In some ways it resembles Truly Yours, but it is 
more of a bi-color and a different shade of yellow. Our picture is too 
light in tone and the actual flower has definite golden yellow standards 
and almost white falls bordered yellow. The lacework and crimped petals 
on both standards and falls are exceptional. Here is a real traffic stopper! 
HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 12. 

GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith, '51) Each $2.50 

A new giant yellow self with an almost \elvety texture lo the petals. The 
form and carriage are about as near perfect as one could ask for in am 
Iris and the 38-inch stems are very well branched. HM .\IS, 1952. 

GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

I lie unusual fealluc ol this flower is its great size. In line with the name, 
it is golden russet m color— a self. The enormous flowers are 7 inches high 
and 9 inches wide, with broad hafts. Grows to 40 inches tall on very heavy 
stalks. Golden Russet will e\oke many "ohs" and "ahs" from \isitors. HM 
AIS. 1947; AM, 1952. 



GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $1.00 
Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear blight 
yellow of an intermediate tone. This is a big flower 
with wide petals and lo\elv form— "soft as sunshine on 
a spring day!" 38 inelies. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 
Illustrated on page 28. 

GOLDEN YEARS (Hall, '61) 

Each $15.00 

When Colilen (.ailand appeared in 195;!, Da\e Hall 
seized upon it at once as a forerunner of "things to 
come" in combinations of lacy white fringed with gold. 
In the past few years a vast number of the offspring 
from this great Iris have come into flower amongst his 
seedlings. The one selected as most outstanding was 
given the name of "Golden Years" in fond recognition 
of the era into which Mr. Hall's long association with 
Iris is now fitted. The depth of rich goklen yellow in 
the standards and on the fringed falls is not ample in 
oin- illusiralion nor is the clean, sharp contrast of color 
adequate. See page 58. 

GOLD PIECE (Schreiner, '59) Each $7.50 

Solid goklen yellow with conical rullled standards and 
very spreading falls, poised as if in full flight. The 
leathery texline is derived from Inca Chief, a parent. 
The brilliant Golden Simshine is also in its breeding. 
33 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1959, 

GRACIE PFOST (E. Smith, '61) Each $25.00 

A new blend in shades of henna-brown and copper- 
rose, simply colossal in size and up to 10 inches in heiglit 
of stem. C^olors are bright and the flowers are ideally 
formed, with the texiure of satin. A seedling of .Marv 
Randall x Cordovan, it is one of the very topnouh 
brand new things in lliis (alalog. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, '41) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An odd blend of rallier dec|J tones of plum and copper, 
and gold. F.ntireh dilferent from any Iris we have ever 
introduced, it is an Iris to be admired at close range 
and is especially suited to bringing indoors and associat- 
ing with Oriental rugs, .\ttractively formed and deli- 
cately ruffled. .About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, 
and it flowers over a \erv long seasoTi. HM AIS, 1943: 
AM, 1911. 

GRAND COULEE (Plough, '58) Each $10.00 

A \ery large and beaulilulK fringed and rulfled yellow 
ish tan with rose blendings, I he beard is contrasting 
bright yellow. Wide, domecl standards, and falls of great 
width, the stalks well brandied and about 34 inches. 
HM AIS, 1959. 

GRAND TETON (DeForesf, '56) Each $5.00 
One ol tlie largest of all Iris, with S incli 
flowers on 40-inch stalks, \Vax-yelloW' stand- 
ards, the falls slightly deeper and heavily 
rullled. Hafis are broad and the style arms are 
crinkled like an oiicohreil. HM MS, 1957, 

GREEN QUEST (R. Brown, '60) Each $20,00 
We hear a great deal about "green Iris" these 
days but the term is largely an exaggeration. 
This is as near green as any, actually a bright 
primrose yellow with a chartreuse green cast. 
-Added to the unusual color is perfection of 
form, large size, ])erfect branching. It blooms 
valher hue. Hciglil ,",() inches. 


Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 
Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to dale. It is twice as 
large as Heritage and much the same shade of pink; 
deeper in color than Ballerina, much larger and more 
colorful than Pink Sensation. It has bowled o\cr all who 
ha\e seen it. Happy Hirtliday is not just a sumptous 
flower ... it has bold foliage, big. heaw stalks, large 
rhizomes and increases at a "rapid rate. Height 3 feet. 
HM AIS, 1952; AM. 1954. Shown in color on page 23. 
One of I he "5 Iris of the Year" in 1900. 

HAPPY WANDERER (laphom, '57) Each $3.50 
A clear tapestry-red self with clean, smooth hafts and a 
dark orange beard. 1 his is die largest red Iris we have 
seen. Both standards and falls are fidl. well roimded 
and the shade of red is vibrant and glowing. Our illus- 
tration on page 17 is a factual likeness of this grand 
flower. Height 36 inches. 

/ was attracted with the "more jor your money" ads that I read. I wish now I had spent 
my quota with you and have a lesser amount of plants like you sent me. I've learned my lesson 
and will be a Cooley customer jrom now on!" 

MRS. VERLENE HEA'DRICKS, Roswell, New Mexico 

"They were surely a very nice lot of Iris and came through in very good condition. I hope 
to do more business with your comDany.'^ 

HAROLD H. BROWN. Wallingjord, Connecticut 

"Yours are by far the best in every way of any I have ever received. Your packaging shows 
that you care as much for your Iris as I do." 

H. F. BEHA, Columbus. Ohio 



HEARTBEAT (Lapham, '58) 

Each $10.00 

Among the vast number of pink Iris now in commerce, 
this is real unique. Not only is the "La France" shade 
quite apart from others, but the heavy pink beard ex- 
tending far do(vn on the falls is unlike any Iris we 
know. Rare breeding opportunitv here! 36 inches; quite 
late. HM .VIS, 1958. 

HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $1.00 

.\ very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are 
light la\ender, the falls briglit violet-purple ... a de- 
cided contrast. Stalks are 40 inches tall, sturdy and 
vigorous. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. Shown on page .31. 

HELEN NOVAK (Hinkle, '58) 

Each $10.00 

A ruined medium blue of intense color, lovely billowy 
fullness of form and delightful ruffling. The beard is 
tipped blue. Great size and 38-inch, nicely branched 
stalks are additional complements. It is free flowering 
and a fast increascr. HM AIS. 1958. 

HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, 1961) Each $17.50 

Well ilhistratetl on page 61, a \ ery bright combination 
of frosty white and gleaming henna-copper. The petals 
are gracefully floimced and ruffled. A feature which en- 
livens this new plicata is the metallic gleam of the 
reddish copper margins and style-arms. Beard is dusty 
old gold, lightly tipped magenta. Hafts and base of 
standards are blended gold. Here is :i dazzling beauty 
with fragrant, spicy odor. 36 inches. 

HER LADYSHIP (Palmer, '56) 

Each $3.00 

If \ou admire blue Iris \ou will fall in love wilb this 
\ery large medium blue, remindful of a regal lady with 
fidl, semiflaring skirts. Standards arc conical and firmly 
closed. 36 inches and over in height. HM AIS, 1956. 

HIGH BARBAREE (Tompkins, '58) 

Each $7.50 

Tor many years diet Tompkins has \vorked with his 
own strain of reds, hoping to come up with some- 
thing which would top anything ever produced in 
this color section. In the new High Barbaree he feels 
that he has attained that goal. Clean, glossy and rich, 
it is between currant-red and carmine, on 40-inch 
stalks. The heavy beard is lemon. HM AIS. 1958. 

HINDU BELLE (Kleinsorge, '60) Each $8.00 

The general color is burnished bronzy-tan, with 
a flush of \ iolet-bliie on the falls. Petals are crisp 
and flaring, the standards erect and closed. This is a 
heavy producer of flowers and makes a solid clump of 
color in the ffarden. Height 34-36 inches. 

HUNTSMAN (Sass, '55) 

Each $3.00 


This blackish red-brown is seldom seen and is but little 
known. The rufllcd owers are large and rounded in 
form, self colored, the beard deep bronze. There are no 
markings on the falls. Medium height, to 30 inches. 
HM Al's. 1955. 

HARBOR BLUE (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This new blue, of startling size, has been winning fame both in this 
country and abroad. The great flowers are borne on husky stalks 
reaching almost four feet and they hold up in all kinds of weather. 
HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

HAWAIIAN BREEZE (Hall, 1961) Each $15.00 

.V delicately colored flower that is neither pink nor mauve, but is 
from pink breeding and could be called a pink blend. It is so dif- 
ferent from others of this series, so enchanting in its pastel shadings 
and s;) excitingly luiique with its decidedly pink beard! Large, ivell 
foimed and nicely branched. 3 feet. See page 52. 

HARVEST SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 
A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot 
faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot near 
the margins. Beard is orange-yellow. The flowers are well tailored, 
just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. Substance is thick and 
the petal siuface glistens w-ith myriad golden particles. .\ clump 
produces lots of blooms thus making it an ideal varietv for mass 
effect in ihe garden. 3 feet; iiii<!sc:isoii. In color on page 28. 

ICE CARNIVAL (Watkins, '54) Each $2.50 

Standards are pale azure-blue, the falls white. .\ frilled and ruffled 
flow'er of great charm and tmusual color combination, derived from 
the lovely blue Jane Phillips, 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954. 

ILLUSTRIOUS (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Our latest blue Iris, coming into flower with such late varieties as 
Extravaganza and Garden Glory. Blossoms are of very large size, uni- 
form rich deep blue— almost indigo— and a clump is a \\'onderful 
sight. The smooth haft is brownish and the beard is inconspicuous. 
W'idclx branched, three feet tall. 

IMMORTAL HOUR (Fothergill, '59) Each $10.00 

Here is a grand and new white from England, about as near perfec- 
tion as any Iris could be. Form and balance leave nothing to be de- 
sired and the strong stalks are well branched with many buds. A 
winner of manv British awards, it was featured on the cover of the 
nciv \IS book. "Garden Irises."' 


IMPERIAL WOMAN (K. Smith, '58) Each $1 1 .00 

An odd shade of \ iolci bluc w 'nh luidcrlyiiig amcihyst cast; tall and 
imperial in caiiiage wiili exceptionally wide, large Haring falls which 
are li<rhtlv ruffled. Beard is pale violet and there are flecks of tur- 
ciuoise on the crests. Medium late.. 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 

INCA CHIEF (Mitsch, '52) Each $1 .00 

Burnished golden bronze. e\enly colored tiiroughout. The ruffled 
flowers, witii \ery broad hafts, are of immense size and are produced 
on heavv stalks. This is one of the most talked about of all recent 
novelties. Height about 3 feet. HM .-MS, 1952; .\M, 1954. See page 37. 

INDIGLOW (Schorfman, '59) Each $20.00 

Deepest violet-blue, vehety and brilliant, gigantic in size and fault- 
less in form. What more can one ask? Placement on the heavy stalks 
is ideal and tliey will reach a height of 40 inches. Few plants a\ail- 
able. HM .MS, i959; AM, 1961. 

''My Iris came today and I must say they are wonderful plants. I think each 
year, well, these are the finest ones yet!" 

EDNA GATES MILLER, Covington, Georgia 


INVERNESS (Watkins, '57) Each $8.00 

Perhaps the "whitest" of whites — even the beard is white and there 
are no haft venations. Flowers arc large, standards domed and the 
wide falls are flaring. It is a seedling of the well known pure white, 
Helen McKenzie. 3-way branching, 36 inches, midseasoii. HM AIS, 

IRMA MELROSE (Deforest, '56) Each $2.50 

Extra large lenu)n-\ cilow with faint plicala markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the ruffled flowers are graceful 
and long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and 
well branched. 38-40 inches. HM .MS, 1956. Shown on page 16. 

JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A new light blue tliat is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of 
wlii.h ii is a seedling. It resembles its famous parent in form and 
si/i Kill Ijccause it carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its 
own light. We have seen no Iris which appears n-jarer true blue. 
HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. See page 25. 

JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The picture on page 33 is not cjuite right for this luscious, mouth- 
watering, deep apricot-pink with the heavy geranium-red beard. It 
is much more pink and less buff than the color plate indicates. Such 
delectable shades are associated with Tuberous Begonias and 
(.ladioli. Large flower, horizontal falls. .30 inches in height. H.M 

AIS. 195:^:. 




KARACHI (Scbreiner, '58) Each $7.50 

Newest ot the deep burgundy wine-on-white plicatas, darker, richer 
and redder than Port ^Vine or Bazaar. In fact, this one is far inore 
red than anvthing else and the only white in it appears as a patch 
in tlie center area of the broad falls. Large, perfectly formed, on 
5-foot stems. HM AIS, 1958. 

KAZAK (Craig, '57) Each $2.50 

A huge full yellow plicata with border of Kazak or near 
maroon. It's the largest, fullest, finest and brightest flower 
of this color pattern. The wide branched stem is perfect, 
the flowering period exceptionally long and heayy; plant 
yigor is ideal. Height 36 inches. 

KIKI (Graves, '51) Each $2.50 

From a cross of Helen McGregor and Great Lakes came 
this maryelous clear blue of spreading form. Rarely seen 
but sure to please those looking for clean sparkling color. 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1953. 

JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlestein, '54) Each $2.50 

A complete self of rich, deep pink. In our opinion it is the best pink 
which this well known hybridizer has produced. Color is uniform 
in both standards and falls; yiyid and ali\e. Large flowers on 36-inch 
stems. HM AIS. 1954; AM, 1956. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 
1958. Sho\v n on page 23. 

JUNE SUNLIGHT (McCormick, '53) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

.•\nother brand new solid golden yellow, quite late, which will cro^\'d 
any of the \ery best for first place. The large, smooth flowers haye 
no haft markings. HM .\IS. 1953. 

JUNGLE FIRES (Schreiner, '60) Each $10.00 

.V smooth, e\enly colored new red self, with jaunty, flaring form 
and silken sheen. A "coals-of-fire " shade of red. rather than the red 
effect derived from the purple or garnet side of the color spectrum. 
Bronze yellow beard. Free blooming, large size, height 3 feet. 


"/ am very much pleased with the /me stock you sent me. They were 
large, firm, and ivell cleaned. I plan to order additional stock next year. You 
may quote me anv day as a satisfied customer." 

ROGER NELSON. Wayne. Nebraska 


LADY ALBRIGHT (Muhlestein, '50) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

.\ bciiutifiil and biilliant blciul. llic siandarcis golden copper and 
llic- falls deep la\ cndei -rose wilh an edge lo nialch ihe standards. 
Nolhiiig else like it. :?(i-inch, well brantlieil steiirs. HM AIS 1950. 

LADY ILSE (K. Smith, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The brilliant blue of the sky brouglu down and into the garden 
in a Hovver of exquisite charm and alluring form. Our picture on 
page 38 is too dark in tone but illustrates the perfection of stvle 
and great widtli of petals which point up this Iris. 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1952; AM, 1955. 

;LADY ROGERS (Rogers, '54) Each $3.00 

Delicate light Ijhie. or palest skyblue. vigorous in growth and 
production of its ethereal azure blossoms. AVinner of the President's 
Cup of the AIS in 1959. Not recommended for real cold climates. 
.VM AIS, 1958. 

LANTANA (Deforest, '54) Each $1 .25; 3 for $3.00 

A ery lirilliant golden tan, flushed with hues of bright \ iolet and 
blue. .As colorful as a Golden Pheasant and. in fact, this would have 
been a very appropriate name! .\ large flower with broad oval 
falls and heavv \cllow beard. 42 inches tall. HM AIS, 1956. 

LA ROSITA (Hall, '60) Each $10.00 

.A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. .Area below the 
beard is paler, almost white, in center. Haft markings are not 
conspicuous, but give a rosy lan flush near the center of the 
flower. Beard is ]5ale tangerine— not red. Photo is a good likeness 
but the beard hardlv deep enough. \Crv tall— .'ifi 10 indies. See 
page 44. HM AIS. I9(il. 

LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

.A winsomeh rullkil ini])r()\ euient on Pink Plume. Ciolor is an 
e\en shade of delicate ore hid-pink. the \ ery broad petals nicely 
ruffled, the beard and halls rich gold. 'I bis is a \erv full-bodied 
flower in all ils pans . . . possibly ihe verv linesi of all the orchid 
or lilac-purple. 10 inihes lall. Il.NI ,\IS. 1955; \M. 1959. Piduic 
on page 14. 

LEADING LADY (Lyell, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

.V perk\ and lighth milled llower with bright ])ale \ellow stand- 
ards and creamy while falls edged yellow. .A great favorite with 
all xisiiors as it makes a stunning dump. HM .AIS. 1950: .AM. 
1954. I'iclincd on page 30. 

LILAC LANE (Whitir^g, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Piiik-loiud lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mau\c color 
of heayy substance. I5eartl is very pale yellow. There are few, if 
any. modern Iris wliidi resemble this one in color tone. We re- 
gard it as one of ihc lci\elicst new things and among Mrs. AVhit- 
ing's best. SlighiU iiillli-d. very refinctl in efleci. 3 feet tall. HM 
AIS. 1948; .\M. 1951. 

LIMELIGHT (Hall, '52) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A I aii.n \ -\ ellow lo gui nisli \ello\\ ( 4ianlill\ . \ei v much larger 
than that famous rufiled and frilk-d member of the ])ink strain. 
It is a Sunrav seedling, all vellow with a lighter area on the falls. 
One of the most no\el Iris we ha\e ever grown and one of the 
most beautiful as \vc4l. The hue-like blossoms are produced on 
.35-inch stems. H\l \1S. 1952: AM. 1951. Sec page II. 

LITTLE DOLLY (Hall, 1961) Each $10.00 

Oul of tlie nia/e of pinks in the aniiiial crop of new seedlings this 
\ev\ blight and intensely colored medium size flower stood out 
<lespite its short stature. Slender of stem, reaching a height of 
about 20 inches, it is loaded with flowers and lasts and lasts. This 
should find cnthusiasiic acceptance in Median Iris circles. Color 
plate on page 59 is a good likeness but Ihe beard is even more 
red than shown. 

LOVELY LETTY (Hall, '60) Each $10.00 

Hriglit violet-blue wilh verv brilliaiu langeiine beard. 30-32 
inches tall, with many flowers. X'erv flaring falls, standing almost 
hoii/onlal — a line fealure for an Iris of medium height. Self 
colored except lor ilic lierv beard. Shown on i)age 53. HM ,MS, 

LUCY LEE (Gibsori, '60) Each $10.00 

Clean sparkling white with blight red-violet stitching: of a size 
and quality that sets a new standard in plicatas of this color 
combination. The illustration lacks the flash and vividness of the 
actual flower but it docs show the symmetrical form, broad petals 
and moderate rullling which are typical. It is very large, the 
steins tall and fully Ijianclied and it protliucs an abundance of 
bloom. The beard is light vellow on a gleaming while haft. 
Heiglu 3 feet. See page .55. HM AIS, 19()1. 

LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) Each $4.00 

Invariably draws a crowd of admirers. The picture on page 22 is 
very close to tlie actual blooin ... a very deep and unifonn sliade 
of luscious pink. It flowers freely, is beautifufly branched and grows 
and increases vigorously. 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. 

MARRIOTT (Marriott, '59) Each $7.50 

.A novel shade of pale blue, sort of dove colored, with a striking 
blue beard. Sleek finish and flaring form add to the attractiveness 
of this unique Iris. 30 inches. HM AIS, 1961 and near the top of 
the list. 

MARY RANDALL (fay, '51) Each $2.00 

This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard is a new- 
color in Iris. The flowers are large and have a thickness of petal 
seen in few other varieties. Haft is very wide, free from markings. 
The form of this Iris is near perfection and the flowers are well 
spaced along a nicely branched. 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful 
seedlings. Dykes Medal, 1954. Illustrated on page 21. 

MATTIE GATES (Sass, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50 

Exquisite wax-like blossoms with a pronounced sheen. A cool, soft 
yellow with bright gold on a crisp white heart. A cleaner flower 
than Golden Fleece, taller and larger than Misty Gold. HM .AIS, 
1946: AM. 1950. 




MAUVE MINK (Hall, 1961) Each $15.00 

You have seen this modern hue in some of the soft and lustrous fur 
stoles and wraps created to keep apace with today's fashion trends 
in color. This is pretty much a self— a bewitching shade of rosy lilac 
and a hint of blue— paling to an almost white area about the haft, 
in sharp contrast to the red-orange beard. Note the opulence of 
the ruffled standards and the breadth of the spreading falls. Flowers 
are large in size, produced on stout 3-foot, well branched stalks. 
Shown on pages 8 and 53. 

MAY HALL (Hall, '54) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

In the opinion of Mr. Hall this is the best flamingo-pink he has 
thus far turned out. The color is clear, clean, and bright. A shade 
of pink which everyone expects in a flower of this hue. Many spread- 
ing blossoms to the stem, good branching, and a vivid beard to 
set it off. 36 inches tall. HM .'^IS, 1954; AM. 1956. Shown on page 20. 


Gold Cuj 


PJc/i Out $ 73."° Worth 

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Chinese Lantern 






Alice Lemen 


Concord River 




Cool Comfort 




Copper Halo 




Crinkled Ivory 


Amethyst Flame 


Dave's Orchid 


Apple Valley 






Desert Thistle 


Black Swan 


Dot & Dash 


Blue Spinel 




Blush Pink 


Eleanor's Pride 


Bon Voyage 


Emma Cook 

1 7 "in 

Brass Accents 


Enchanted Violet 








Fairy Fable 


Bronze Bell 




Butterscotch Kiss 


Flame Kiss 


Captain Gallant 


Foaming Seas 


Caribou Trail 


Forward March 




Frost & Flame 


Cayenne Capers 




Celestial Snow 






Giant Rose 


Golden Delight 





^ Gracie Pfost 


■ Grand Coulee 


R Gran 

d Teton 


Hawaiian Breeze 




Helen Novak $10.00 

Real Delight $15.00 

Henna Stitches 


Regina Maria 


Imperial Woman 




Jungle Fires 






Royal Violet 


La Rosita 


Sheik of Aroby 


Lovely Letty 




Lucy Lee 


Spring Festival 


Lynn Hall 


Step Forward 




Striped Butterfly 


Mauve Mink 


Swan Ballet 














More Lemonade 


Toll Gate 


My Honeycomb 






Ultra Violet 


Pink Enchantment 10.00 

Utah Valley 


Pink Fulfillment 




Pink Magic 


Velvet Robe 




Waxing Moon 


Point Lace 


Wenatchee Kid 






Queen's Lace 




MAY MAGIC (Schreiner, '56) 

Each $2.50 

A fresh, light hearted, radiant orchid-pink. Not related 
to nor resembling the flamingo-pinks, it is a frilly edi- 
tion of the Pink IMiuiic antl Lavanesque series. Luscious 
and delicate, with opalescent hues. HM AIS, 1956. 

MAYTIME (Whiting, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Two tones of bright orchid-pink. This is one of Mrs. 
Whiting's best— a handsomely formed full flower with 
lots of color. There is a definite contrast in the color 
of standards and falls, making it a near amoena. 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. Pictured on page 34. 

MAZATLAN (Hall, '59) 

Each $7.50 

Our picture on page 48 is an excellent likeness of the 
flower. Standards are practically snow-white, flushed 
amber at the base. Falls have a white ground but blend 
into blue beyond the center. Beard is red-orange on an 
amber ground. The entire flower is fringed and shirred 
at the margins. It is from pink breeding but the num- 
ber is not available. 30-33 inches, well branched. Wc 
named it for the exciting fishing resort on the West 
Coast of Mexico, with its white fleecy ch)uds. l)Iuc skies 
and waters and brilliant sunsets. 

MELODRAMA (Cook, '56) 

Each $10.00 

This new break in Iris breeding has attracted wide 
attention and stock has been almost unattainable. The 
standards are pale violet, deepening in tone to the 
deep lilac of the flaring falls. With its very broad petals 
and huge size it will be immediately spotted in any 
planting. 40 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM. 1958. Runner- 
up for Dykes Medal. 1961. See page 51. 

MELODY LANE (Hall, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Bright glistening golden apricot, ahhough it came from 
two flamingo-pink seedlings. The color is most attractive 
and new, with great carrying power in the garden. 
Many of these new shades crop out in Ihe offspring from 
pink parents. The flowers are very large with some 
rulfling, good form and a heavy brilliant tangerine 
beard. Early, with 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 
1952. See page 36. 

MEXICAN HAT (R. Rogers, '58) 

Each $5.00 

A new and attractive combination in lace-edged Iris. 
The closed standards are light pansy violet, the flaring 
falls reddish \iolet shading to ruby red at the edges. 
Hafts are garnet brown, the beard and throat lemon. 
36 inches. HM AIS, I96I. 

MISS ST. LOUIS (Benson, '58) Each $7.50 

Very deep apricot-pink, the edges of the petals crimped and lacy. Intensity 
of coloring is heightened bv the fierv beards and it is a profuse bloomer. 
32 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

MOHR LEMONADE (Muhlestein, '58) Each $5.00 

Refreshing lemon self from onco and hoogiana blood lines — a distinct 
departure in the way of "Mohr" Iris. Tall and vigorous and it is a good 

MORNING BRIGHT (Cook, '51) Each $1.00 

Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream and salmon. Stand- 
ards cream tinted pink, falls creamy old rose; deeper rose in the central 
portions. It is most vigorous as a plant, with robust stems and flowers 
of extra large size. Height 40 in. HM AIS, 1952. Pictured on page 34. 

MOULIN ROUGE (Tompkins, '54) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Very deep red with a purple overlay, hard to describe. This new Iris 
appealed to us as something really different among the dark reds. 34 inches. 
HM AIS, 1954. 

MOUNTAIN MUSIC (Tompkins, '59) Each $15.00 

Huge ruffled, very broad petaled flowers in a subdued shade of dusty rose- 
violet, lighted by a bright electric blue beard. This is one of our favorites 
of all the Tompkins varieties. 42 inches. HM AIS, 1961. 


MILLIONAIRE (Brizendine, '58) Each $7.50 

Glamorous light golden brown self, the standards a shade lighter 
than the falls. There is a metallic shine to the ruffled petals and 
this gives it much more life than the usual brown or tan varieties. 
This won special honors at the international Iris trials in Florence, 
Italy. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

MISSION STARLITE (Hamblin, '56) Each $2.00 

Silvery French blue . . . rich violet veinings at the haft gives it charm 
and individuality. The beard is blue. Crisp, heavy substance. 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1956. 



MR. WONDERFUL (Crosby, '59) Each $10.00 

A new pink with rich color, wide tailored flaring falls 
and a pink beard. There is a light brushing of gold on 
the haft. Pink Enchantment and Hall's Flamingo line are 
in the parentage. 36 inches. HM .-MS, 1959. 

MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, '59) Each $8.00 

A molasses and honey blended plicata of great size and 
excellent branching, embracing the quality of Taholah, 
one of its parents, in a taller and flashing combination of 
colors. The illustration on page 57 shows what to expect 
... a giant Firecracker, deeper, richer and with twice 
the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 36-38 inches. 
HM A IS, 1960. 

NATIVE DANCER (Fay, '54) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Peach-pink, the beard bright tangerine. Notable for the 
great quantity of flowers borne on each stem, often up 
to twelve blooms on the main stem. Wide hafts and 
semi-flaring falls, the standards closed. 38 inches in height. 
HM AIS, 1955: AM, 1957. 

NEW SNOW (Fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white 
but is as white as new snow. The beard is full and light 
yellow, adding a great deal of life. This is the only color 
in the flower, as there are no haft veinings or markings. 
Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches tall, the big 
flowers very much ruffled and flaring. One of the world's 
best white Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. 

NIGHT 'N DAY (DeForesf, '55) Each $2.50 

Standards are pale Hortense violet, almost white, the falls 
broad and flaring; a smooth deep violet overlaid velvei\ 
black. Beard is rich yellow. One of the very finest in this 
now popular and striking color combination. 36 inches in 
height; large flowers. 

NOMOHR (Gibson, '55) Each $2.50 

An odd shade of wax-yellow, described as "bamboo- 
cream." This is from a cross of Snow Flurry and Elmohr 
and the very large flowers show their onco parentage. 
The substance is very thick and heavy, the large blooms 
beautifully formed. HM AIS, 1956. 40 inches in height. 
See page 10. 

NORTHBROOK (Fay, '59) Each $12.50 

Near robin's-egg blue— a light blue with a trace of green 
in tlie blue color. The white beard gives it an especially 
fresh, clean look. Crisp substance, ruffled and flaring, 
the large flowers are well spaced on stems over three feet 
tall. HM AIS, 1959. 

NUEVO LAREDO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $2.50 

This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with 
suffusion of violet and brown. It is very large in size, 
the petals waved and curled in the manner of Cascade 
Splendor, to which it is related. The growth is vigorous, 
with tall stems and ideal branching. The picture on page 
14 is a very good likeness. Named for the colorful Mexican 
town on the Rio Grande. Height 3'/2 to 4 feet. 

OH BOY! (Grinfer, '59) Each $3.50 

Waxy chrome-yellow, a complete self, very large in size 
and of extra heavy petal texture. This was sent to us for 
trial along with Blue Grotto and they make a pair of 
excellent companions. Heavy stems and foliage. 3 feet tall. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, 
but here is one that perhaps outdoes all the others for 
depth of color and in addition it is heavily ruffled. 
Medium large flowers on nicely branched. 36-inch stalks. 
So yellow it is almost on the orange side. HM AIS, 1943: 
AM, 1945; Dykes Medal, 1948. See page 33. 


OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) Each $7.50 

This grand coppery yellow-bronze is our choice of all the Schreiner 
introductions. It has great size, moderate ruffling, lovely even color- 
ing, and perfect height and branching. 40 inches: late. HM AIS, 
1958; AM, 1960. 

ORELIO (DeForesf, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa 
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will convey some idea as 
to the color of this rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. HM 
AIS, 1948. Shown on page 33. 

ORANGE BANNER (Wafers, '55) Each $3.00 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large size; it is, in 
fact, one of the largest of all. The heavy beard is slightly deeper in 
shade than the rest of the flower. Petals are broad and well formed. 
34 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

PACEMAKER (iapbam, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the best red Iris of all. The color is uniform in standards 
and falls without veins on the haft; a warm red tone, on the orange 
rather than the purple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy gold. 
36 inches in height. HM AIS, 1950. 


PAGAN PRINCESS (Douglas, '48) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Deep pink to rose to velvety fuchsia-red, with tangerine-red beard. The rounded falls 
are bordered pink, like the standards. Tall, slender stems but the flowers are of great 
size. A good contrast with the "P.amingo-pinks." 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Related to the pinks but the only suggestion of pink is ni the standards. The falls are 
pale ivory with an amber-copper shoulder and thin band all the way around. Beard is 
like a bonfire, rich, redder and more dominant than the illustration on page 26, although 
this is really a very excellent portrayal of this variety. For size, form, substance, branch- 
ing and trulv marvelous color this is indeed supreme. Height 3 ft. HM AIS, 1952; 
AM, 1954. 

PASTELLA (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Extra large la^■ender■rose self, from flamingo-pink parentage. Pastella is not a pink, 
howe\er. It is a luscious shade of lavender with an all-over rosy cast, standards and falls 
the same color. The beard is tangerine-orange. Of medium height and with limited 
branching, but so outstanding otherwise as to attract attention from all visitors. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

PATHFINDER (Whiiing, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A big, broad petaled, pearly rose-pink with very heavy substance. Actually a blend, 
rather than a pink, with some copperv suffusion about the haft and style arms. The 
beard is yellow. Height 36 inches. HM AIS, 1948. See page 30. 


PATIENCE (Schorfman, '55) Each $3.00 
A rare shade of rich magenta or light red-violet, 
standards and falls uniform in color, the beard 
cream tipped yellow. Wide petaled and very 
large in size, the branching ideal and the heavy 
stems reaching 40 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 

PATRICE, (Deforest, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1 .50 

A white plicata u'hich we like very much and 
which we regard as different from the many 
others listed. Standards light cream flushed pale 
rosy lavender; falls sparkling white brushed 
bright gold across the haft which is speckled rose- 
brown. Refined, clean and very brilliant. Tall and 
large, with all good points. HM AIS, 1946. 

PATRICIAN (H. Hall, '53) Each $2.50 

Here is an Iris which has forged into the fore- 
front of recent novelties, and with good reason. 
Standards are pure white, lightly flushed yellow 
at the base. The falls are wide and flaring, also 
white, but with a heavy overlay of gold entirely 
covering the hafts. Exceptionally large, evenly 
balanced. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1958; President's 
Cup, 1958. 36 inches in height. See page 15. 

PHOEBUS APOLLO (White, '54) Each $2.00 

One of the deepest, brightest and richest of the 
yellows. Said to contain some onco blood but 
neither blossom nor plant growth indicates this. 
The coloring is intense and clear, the flowers 
ruffled and semi-flaring. A real beauty! 38-inch 
stems. HM AIS. 1955. 

PIERRE MENARD (Faught, '48) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Finest of the new medium toned blues. The in- 
troducer calls it a hyacinth-blue, with some of 
the fine netting in slightly deeper shade that 
distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary-yellow. 
Very flaring in form, large, with broad segments, 
36 to 40 inches tall. A very late Iris. HM AIS, 
1948; .\M, 1950. See page 37. 


Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Selected as the largest and best of all the orchid- 
pinks raised by Paul Cook. Large, perfectly 
formed flowers with broad petals, smooth satiny 
texture and very heavy substance. Husky in 
growth and extremely floriferous, 38 to 40 inches 
tall. A very beautiful Iris! HM AIS. 1951. 

PINK BOUQUET (Hall, '53) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

.•\ definite and uniform shade of bright pink, 
with almost no yellow or salmon undertone. Not 
tall, but large and fully formed flowers on 30-inch 
stems. Beard is tangerine. This has sold out every 
other year since it was introduced. 

PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) Each $2.50 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. 
It is about the same size and has the same charac- 
teristics as that popular variety but is deeper 
in color, much smoother in finish and has been 
noted by some as the "pinkest" Hall Iris we have 
grown thus far. The rich pink falls carry a 
smooth overlay of old gold near the base of the 
standards. There is no veining and the beard is 
fiery tangerine. Prolific in growth and very free 
blooming with large flowers. 34 inches. HM AIS, 

PINK ENCHANTMENT (Muhlestein, '54) 

Each $10.00 

Deepest color of all the new pinks, with a bright 
cerise beard. It is not as large a flower as June 
Meredith, nor is it quite as tall, but the color 
is more intense. Has increased slowly with us 
but it is well worth waiting for. Earlv. 32 inches. 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1957. 

PINK FULFILLMENT (Muhlestein, '54) 

Each $10.00 

Large, wide flaring, medium deep pink with a 
lighter pink area on the falls. It is taller than 
either Pink Enchantment or June Meredith but is 
in the same imique shade or hue of pink which 
distinguishes this trio. Produces remarkable seed- 
lings. "hM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956; President's Cup, 


PINK MAGIC fHa//, '61 j Each $15.00 

This is a very large apple-blossom or blush-pink shading to a cop- 
pery pink tinge at the outer margins ol both standards and falls. 
It is an Iris with superb form, the standards full and slightly 
crinkled, the falls wide and perfectly held. Stout stems, 34 inches in 
height. A great favorite of visitors in the Illinois garden of Mr. Hall 
as well as here in our own trial beds. 

PINK PLUME (Scbreiner, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A self colored orchid-pink, large, lighter and more pink than Dream- 
castle, which it somewhat resembles. Because of its clear color and 
extra "carrying power," we think it is one of the best introductions 
of the past few seasons. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See 

page 43. 

PINK SENSATION (David Hall, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of pink Irises we 
selected this new creation when it first floweretl in the spring of 
1946. True delicate light pink, without any influence of lilac or salm- 
on tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange-red beard. It 
is just the kind of pink Iris you have been wanting. PINK SENS.-^- 
TION is a large flower, full and rounded in form, with laciniated 
petal edges. Extremely early— one of the very first of the tall bearded 
to come into flower. Height about 33 inches. HM AIS, 1950; .AM, 
1952. See page 33. 

PINNACLE (Stevens, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

With standards of clear sparkling \\liite and well formed broad 
falls of clean primrose-yellow this is really something new in Iris. 
Bred in New Zealand; it is a good grower with perfect branching 
on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1949; AM. 1951. Illustrated on page 26. 

PIN-UP GIRL (Noyd, '56) Each $3.50 

Standards are creamy white and the falls are peachy apricot, pro- 
viding a new and much sought combination. Beard is deep orange- 
apricot. Should be \aluable as a breeder for a pink amoena. 34 

PLAINSMAN (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $5.00 

This is a further link in the chain of tans, browns and apricot 
blends for which Doctor Kleinsorge has become fa\orably known 
the world over. The great, flat flowers, with the delightful form of 
Cascade Splendor, usually open in groups of three on especially well 
branched heavy stems. Color is a soft shade of golden tan, tinged 
apricot. Height 3 feet. 

"So pleased, had to thank you; roots are so large and healthy — can almost 
be certain to have bloom this coming spring. For many years bought Iris from 
a local firm — ivaited years to see a bloom — this fall their roots so tiny; took 
chance to order out of town. Roots are tops you sent, plus an extra." 

F. K. LAKE. Chicago. Illinois 



POINT LACE (Gibson, '60) Each $15.00 

Here is a big, clean, ivory-cream-pink flower with tangerine beard. As 
the name implies, the entire blossom is fringed with lace at the 
edges— both standards and falls. Even the style arms carry this orna- 
mentation. Unlike so many recent "lacy" introductions this one has 
size, including extra broad falls of flaring form. Standards are domed 
with heavy mid-ribs. Harold Fletcher, President of the British Iris 
Society, toured this country at Iris time in 1959. In commenting, he 
wrote. "Point Lace, I think, is the best thing that I saw anywhere." 
Stalks are rigid and reach a height of 36 inches, HM AIS, 1961. 

POLAR CAP (Stevens, '56) Each $3.50 

A new combination— snowy standards and pale blue falls. From the 
New Zealand originator of the popular Pinnacle and other unique 
breeding achievements. Polar Cap possesses ideal form and large size 
in addition to good branching. HM ."MS, 1956. 

PORT WINE (Sass, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad and 
rounded with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color is 
sharp and vivid— a quality missing in many plicatas with less heavy 
pattern. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. See page 35. 

PRETENDER (Cook, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator 
of Amigo, Indiana Night, Pink Bountiful, Dreamcastle, Tranquil 
Moon and a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yel- 
low, falls solid velvety blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. 
Genuinely different! 35 inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 
1952; AM, 1955. Shown on page 27. 

PRETTY CAROL (Hamblen, '59) Each $12.00 

Lovely rich orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted by a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers 
are broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched, reach- 
ing three feet or more. One of the very best from this new hybrid- 
izer of exceptional seedlings. HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 

PRETTYFIELD (Cook, '59) Each $15.00 

Clean white standards; white falls delicately banded or flushed clear 
blue around the outer margins. The beard is bright yellow. This 
may sound like the familiar blue plicata pattern but it is a decided- 
ly different type. Emma Cook and Wonderment are in this category. 
Large flower; 36-inch stems. We like this one verv much. HM AIS, 

PRETTY GAY (Plough, '57) Each $3.00 

Pine white with a startling fiery red beard. There are no haft mark- 
ings to mar its chaste beauty. Increases rapidly, blooms freely and 
branches well. HM AIS, 1957. 

PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of 
lavender and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form 
—wide hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard 
is brown. It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much 
more life and attraction than these coppery tans usually provide. 
Height 33 to 36 inches. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. Pictured on page 18. 

PRINCE OF MONACO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $2.50 

A regal flower in two shades of purple, heavily suffused brown on 
the haft and sporting a rich yellow beard. The standards are brilliant 
violet-blue, with crinkled appearance of a Poppy petal. The broad 
falls ffare out widely and are waved at the edges, a lustrous deep 
violet-purple which has the appearance of heavy velvet. Stalks are 
strong and reach almost 4 feet in height. 

QUECHEE (Knowlton, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A handsome gainet-ied self. Standards are cupped, the falls flaring 
and rounded and the bronze beard is thick and heavy. It is one of 
the reddest and is an easv grower, producing its brilliant flowers on 
36-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

QUEEN'S LACE (Muhlestein, '55) Each $3.00 

Warm creamy white, tkepening to creamy yellow at the heart and 
near the margins. The entire flower is heavily crimped and fringed 
^^•ith Chantillv lace. Neither large nor tall but very lovely. HM AIS, 
1955; AM, 1957. 

'7 have never seen such nice rhizomes before. They were just grand. Thank 
you so very, very much for the nice extra you sent me." 

MRS. SUE DUNAGAN, McAlester, Oklahoma 

''The Iris I bought last year loere just heaulijul this spring. It ivas a real 
pleasure. I have never seen rhizomes to equal." 

MRS. .MABEL W. JACOBS, Baltinwre, Maryland 

QUEEN'S TASTE (Doug/as, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

La\ ender-pink standards w'llh a strong mid rib. The falls are a 
blended rose to violei-red. the entire flower full and very large in 
size. Evervone is attracted to it and wants to know all about it. New 
and different. HM AIS, I95:i: AM. 1955. Shown on page 39. 

RAINBOW ROOM {Sass, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A multi-colored blend with almost all of the tints of the rainbow, 
standards yellow to light buff, falls yellowish at the edges, merging 
into violet and deepening to metallic blue at the end of the beard. 
Standards are frilled and the falls are nicely ruffled. 3 feet. HM AIS. 
1947: AM, 1951. Shown on page 29. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Dark but very bright, ahnosi true crimson-red. .-V decided self, with jji^ 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. |^ 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very ^ 
little venation. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of «■ 
flowers and lots of them, with straight stems and fine branch- ^ 
ing. Very large. 36 inches tall. HM AIS. 1944: AM, 1946. 

RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each 75c 

11 \oLi like the plicala Minnie Colquitt you will cxtlaim over this 
redder, more contrasty, more brilliant improvement. The standards 
are almost completely raspberry-red, the falls gleaming white in 
the center of a surrounding band matching the standards. Beard 
is orange. HM AIS, 1951: AM, 1955. 

REAL DELIGHT (Waters, '60) 

Each $15.00 

\ huge and gorgeous blend ot blush pink and deep apricot. dcri\eil 
from Top Flight and Frances Kent. Petals are broad and thick in 
texture, the falls flaring and supporting a heavy, bright red-orange 
beard. There is a greenish diartreuse glow within the flowers. Si/q 
feet. HM .418, 1960. 


ROMANESQUE (Hall, '60) Each $15.00 

A very large, deep mulberry flower, near the color of Elmohr 
but a bit more "rosy." The beard is not heavy but is quite 
reddish. Ruffled and waved, with very broad standards and 
falls. Stalks are tall and stiff, the branching very good. This 
was a "stunner" here last year. See page 45. HISI .\IS, 1961. 

ROSE AMETHYST (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $2.50 

A new plum-colored Iris with rosy glow and soft brown liafts. Unique 
in color, the flowers large and perfectly formed; we are quite sure 
that you will find it a lovely garden subject and one that will attract 
immediate attention in any collection of the very finest. Not a gay 
color but rather one of subtle richness. Height 3 feet or over. See 
page 13. 


REGINA MARIA (Hinkle, '55) Each $5.00 

A huge flaring medium blue, a suggestion of powder-blue being 
present but it is not a dull shade. Elegantly smooth and \vell formed, 
it ranks with the best of those which might be termed the perfect 
Iris. 36 inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

REHOBETH (DeForest, '53) Each $1.25; 3 for $3.00 

Palest sky-blue— almost the lightest shade of blue imaginable! Of 
such perfect form and thick texture that it appears to be wrought 
from porcelain. The blooms measure seven inches and over. HM 
AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Premio Firenze Award in Italy, 1957. See 
page 40. 

RIVIERA (Plough, '57) Each $3.00 

Soft Dresden-yellow, almost a self except for a white flush below the 
beard. There is a hint of delicate blue on this white area. Flowers 
are massive in size, ruffled and laced at the margins. This is one of 
our favorites among the newer things. Medium late; 3 feet. HM .\IS. 

ROCOCO (Schreiner, '60) Each $15.00 

Ruffled and fluted, giant plicata of bright blue on clean white, the 
blue pattern especially wide and heavy in the folds of the standards. 
The falls are pure white in the center, with a quite distinct band 
of blue encircling a full half inch of the pleated and ruffled border. 
Beard is deep vello\\'. A much discussed and admired recent novelty. 
Early; 40 inches. Plant Patent No, 2077. HM AIS. I960. 


ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Much ruffled salmon-pink blend, the falls held squarely horizontal 
.\ two-year clump is a mass of bloom. It is very late, about 30 inches 
in height, ideal for the front of the border. HM .AIS, 1954. See 
page 59. 

ROSE FLAME (Hall, '61) Each $15.00 

A brilliant pinkish self with an underlying cerise glow ami a cherry- 
red beard. This Iris has a quality, textiue and color fluctuations 
akin to that of changeable silk— difficult indeed to describe. The 
term "carrying power" is often employed to indicate color strength 
of a garden flower . . . here it really does exist in quantity and run- 
ning over! Closed conical standards and verv broad, flaring falls 
combine to create this most alluring departure from the familiar 
pattern of pinks. 36 inches, well branched. See page 53. 


ROYAL VIOLET (Riddle, '59) Each $10.00 

The great size and all-around majesty of this fine Iris cannot be 
adequately brought out in our picture on page 48. It is more blue 
tiian Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky and the beard is light 
blue to almost white. The petals are extremely broad and flaring. 
In the originator's garden the heavy, well branched stalks reached a 
height of 40 inches. Here is fit companionship for Iris royalty! HM 
AIS, 1959. 

SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Richest black \elvet, witli a \ery deep glow of underlying red. Heavy 
bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. One of the "5 Iris 
of the Year" for 1961. Shown on page 30. 

SARAH FOWLER (Watkins, '58) Each $10.00 

A descendant of the lovely Jane Phillips, one of the bluest of Iris, 
this one has a glistening, silvery texture and a white beard tipped 
blue. Big ruflled flowers on 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1961. 

SHEIK OF ARABY (Wickersham, '60) Eoch $12.00 

When you see this grand new blend you will just instinctively think 
of Persian rugs and the .\rabian Nights! A symphony in muted vio- 
lets, bronze and copper, its gorgeous colors might aptly bedeck a 
Prince of the storied Middle-East. The very large flowers lack noth- 
ing in either form, substance or width of petal that goes into the 
making of a perfect Iris. Stems are strong and sturdy, the branching 
well placed. Height is about 36-38 inches. Shown on page 52. 

SIERRA SKIES (Schortman, '54) Each $2.50 

Here we have the blue of a bright blue sky, the large blossoms su- 
perbly held on tall stems, the wide falls flaring gracefully. This lovely 
Iris is in great demand as one which comes nearest to spectrum-blue. 
38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 


SILVERTONE (Hall, '59) Each $7.50 

A beautifully proportioned silvery pale blue— almost white— with 
tangerine beard. There is a slight hint of orchid in the color of this 
very large Iris. It has been used by Mr. Hall to obtain a wide range 
of seedlings in pale orchid and blue-white tints with tangerine 
beards. This is a parent of "Step Forward." Heavy stems, 36 inches. 
HM AIS, 1960. See page 31. 

SKY CRYSTAL (Sass, '55) Each $3.00 

Wide Gardenia-like white with a slight blue cast, lightly ruffled. A 
cool but quite spectacular new Iris. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The deepest yellow imaginable, without actually being orange rather 
than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed and 
supremely branched. Height over 3 feet. It is the parent of Full Re- 
ward and Front Page. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. See page 39. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, '44) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This grand red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years. Beau- 
tifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. A deep 
bronze-gold beard accents the richness of the plush-like falls. Height 
3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. 

SOUTH PACIFIC (Smith, '54) Each $2.50 

Famous light blue, introduced at one-hundred dollars per rhizome. 
Regarded by many judges as the best of its color, it is perfectly 
formed, bright and silky, 40 inches tall. The beard is almost white. 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. Shown on page 16. 


SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.00 

A swirling and ruffly affair in brilliant coppery yellow and vivid chestnut- 
red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize this as a lively 
improvement on that popidar anci distinct Iris. Spanish Fandango is a 
rampant grower, easily reaching 4 feet, with plenty of good wide branching 
and lots of big frilled blossoms. All eyes will be upon it! HM AIS, 1952. 

SPANISH PEAKS (Loomis, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

One of the really great new Irises of the day, from the hybridizer who gave 
the world the famous Elmohr. Spanish Peaks may prove to be the supreme 
white of all— a pure clean flower of immense proportions. It has everything, 
including giant size, graceful form, tall stems and perfect branching. HM 
AIS, 1948; "am, 1950. 

SPRING CHARM (Hall, '58) Each $3.50 

Standards are pure bright pink, the falls a sort of butf-pink with heavy 
reddish beard. This is an exceptionally large Iris, the petals broad and 
smoothly tailored, roimded in form and the falls flare gracefully. Very late, 
over three feet tall, with heavy stalks and large foliage. If you like them big, 
and still not coarse, you will really go for this one! See page 24. 


SPRING FESTIVAL (Hall, '58) Each $6.00 

This is shown on page 49 in as nearly exact reproduction as 
our engravers have ever turned out. It is not a deep shade of 
pink but is rather a definite appleblossom tint with heavy 
geranium-red beards. The flowers are very large, faultlessly 
formed and slightly ruffled. Stems are tall with the blooms 
widely spaced. It has both character and color of its own 
which set it apart from such distinguished varieties as May 
Hall, Lynn Hall and Pink Chimes. Plant growth is robust 
and it increases rapidlv. Height 36 to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

STEP FORWARD (Hall, '59) Each $7.50 

Truly a gigantic flower of light lavender-blue on imposing 
stems. Although of great size it appears graceful and attractive 
because of the waved or ruffled extra wide falls. The stalks 
will reach 38-40 inches and the branching is ideal. Here will 
be a candidate for first prize in the "largest bloom" class, and 
a very beautiful one. too. This is an extraordinary Iris in a 
somewhat staid color group. Pictured on page 51. HM AIS, 

STOP (Craig, '57) Each $2.50 

Here is a big blood-red especially recommended for the South. 
Tall, strong and vigorous with abundant large flowers. May 
not be hardy in cold sections but makes a great show in Cali- 

STORM WARNING (Schreiner, '53) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This new "black"' has both great size and a 36-inch st.ilk to 
set it apart from most of its competitors. The color tends to 
the red-black rather than the blue-black of many of our other 
dark ones. A sumptuous sheen and perfect form are added fine 
qualities. The beard is deep bronze. HM AIS, 1954. One of the 
"five Iris of the Year" for 1959. 

STRIPED BUTTERFLY (Noyd, '58) Each $15.00 

An intense medium shade of blue with an utterly different 
pattern of deep violet-blue lines extending out on the widely 
flaring falls. There is a slight olive cast on the haft and the 
beard is bright yellow. Contains onco blood and has "ihat 
look." Well branched, 36-inch stems. HM AIS, 1958. 

SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 
A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a 
red, but with so much of the gold influence in it 
that it is not really a red Iris. You have seen the sun 
look much like this just before it sinks over the hori- 
zon. Both standards and falls are extra large and the 
haft and beard are bright golden yellow. A most im- 
pressive flower, blooming very early on widely 
branched stalks reaching 42 inches. Winner of the 
President's Cup at the ,4IS convention in 1949. HM 
AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. Color picture on page 32. 

SUN VALLEY (K. Smiih, '57) Each $5.00 

A bold and dazzling deep, clear yellow, a bit darker in color 
than the splendid Golden Hawk. The entire flower, inchuhng 
the beard, is one shade of yellow. Lightly rufRed, with flaring 
horizontal falls. 38 inches, midseason. 

SURPRISE PARTY (Kleinsorge, '55) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A new combination of colors— rosy lavender standards and 
golden apricot falls— pastel hues with definite contrast and 
strong garden value. Good sized flowers on extra well branched 
3-foot stems. HM AIS. 1956. Pictured on page 10. 

SWAN BALLET (Muhlesfein, '55) Each $5.00 

\'ery wide and ruffled pure white, the falls flaring and lightly 
( rinkled at the edges. Beard is pale yellow tipped white. 
Height up to 40 inches. HM .ATS. 1955; AM, 1957; Dykes 
Medal, 1959. See page 61. 

SWEETHEART (Hall, '59) Each $6.00 

.A very large "baby-ribbon "-pink self even to the beard. Flower 
is fidl with very wide hafts and the petal textiue is like satin. 
The pink beard lends an unusual touch which accents the 
purity and softness of the delicate color. This has been widely 
used bv Mr. Hall in his breeding program. 30 inches. HM .AIS. 

SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, '56) Each $3.50 

Here we have an addition to the popular and ever-increasing 
list of new pinks. Not only does it have more depth of color 
ihan most others introduced up to this time, but it also pos- 
sesses great widih of petals ancl widely flaring falls. We think 
Sweet Refrain is destined to be one of the most admired of all 
the pinks. Height 3 feet, well branched and above average in 

SYMPHONY (H/n/c/e, '58) Each $10.00 

Gracefullv lufHed sea-blue self, slightly lighter in the center of the 
falls and with some darker texttire veining. Petals are wide and full, 
crisp and firm in substance. Midseason; 38 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 
Shown on back cover. 

TABU (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An ebony-bkie-black self; even the beard is virtually black. Petals 
are glossv and shine in the sun. A larger, taller and much better 
fornfed Black Forest. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954. 

TAHOLAH (Gibson, '56) Each $5.00 

The picture on page 34 will convey a much more complete and ac- 
curate description of this new plicata than simple words can tell. 
We had this big ruffled novelty on trial in our display garden for 
two seasons before deciding to introduce it. The ground color is 
creamy ivory, the standards heavily shaded cinnamon-red and the 
falls are evenly brushed with this same russet-red tint on the haft 
and at the outer edges. Long lasting, very large, on stout 3-foot stems. 
The Indian name means "Village by the Sea." HM .MS, 1956; AM, 

TALLCHIEF (Deforest, '56) Each $3.00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with brilliant or- 
ange beard. By the Ridgeway color chart it is Brazil - 
red to carmine. A real advance in red Iris, tall, and 
very well branched. HM AIS, 1957. See page 12. 

TALLY-HO (Hall, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The upper part of the falls is close to the deep color- 
ing seen in bright fuchsia colored Orchids. The 
domed standards and lower part of the falls arc 
lighter. This is something new, pleasing and differ- 
ent! The 32-inch stems are stout but a little closely 
branched for such large flower. HM AIS, 1950. 

TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) Each $3.00 
A gorgeous light yellow with very deep red-orange 
beard. From similar breeding as the new Garden 
Gold, but a different shade of yellow and very unlike 
it in form. This is certainly a striking Iris and the 
branching is a special feature. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 
1957; tied for Dykes Medal in I960. 36 inches. See 
page 11. 

TEMPLE BELLS (Hall, '52) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Larger and more metallic colored 
Hi-Time— a sort of apricot-yellow 
with no peachy undertone. The 
blooms are extra large, the falls 
flaring way out and then drooping 
gracefully with a slight ruflle. Note 
the heavy red-orange beard. A seed- 
ling of Dolly Varden, considered 
by Mr. Hall as his finest golden 
apricot self, 36 inches, well 
branched. HM AIS, 19.52. See page 

THE CITADEL (Wafkins, '54) 

Each $2.50 

Here is a seedling of the grand 
pure white Helen McKenzie and 
one which most critics agree will 
be a leader for years to come. It 
would be hard to imagine any- 
thing more nearly perfect. HM 
AIS, 1954; AM, 1959. 

THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then 
the Kleinsorge "browns" have become known and 
grown the world over . . . deep browns, pale tans, 
sidtry blends in many hues. This one is medium 
light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan 
with a light bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with 
extra broad falls and heavy texture. 40 inches tall. 
HM AIS. 1951; AM, 1953. One of the "Five Iris of 
the Year" for 1959. Shown on page 38. 

TOAST AN' HONEY (Kle insorge, '58) Each $3.00 

An altogether different tan and brown Iris from the 
originator of such things as San Antone and 
Thotmes III. A full and generously proportioned 
flower, with wide segments, the falls flaring ane' 
waved at the edges. General color is rich light golden 
brown, like butter and honey, and the falls are 
shaded deeper toast-brown, especially on the edges 
and near the hafts. It is of stocky build, well 
branched, with verv large blooms produced on 32- 
inch stems. HM AIS, 1955. See page 11. 

TOLL GATE (Cook, '59) Each $15.00 

From the same line of breeding as Whole Cloth. Standards are 
palest blue— almost white— the falls dark violet with a long yellow 
beard extending across the lighter haft. Very tall, with many large 
flowers per stem; widely spaced, it should be very valuable to hv- 
bridizeis. HM AIS, 1959. 

TOP FAVORITE (Schreiner, '57) Each $3.00 

Colossal orchid-pink, derived from Pink Plume and Pathfinder. The 
beard is white and there is a soft overlay of amber-buff at the center 
of the flower. Color is clear and bright and the blossoms are ideallv 
formed, flaring and ruHled at the outer edges. It is tall, strong and 
branched to perfection. HM AIS, 1957. 

"Received our Iris today. Thank you lor the wonderful service and plants 
you have given us every time." 

MR. & MRS. EARL FR.4ZIER, Triadelphia. West Virginia 



TOP FLIGHT (Hall, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A more deeph colored Temple Bells, more apricot than yellow. 
Standards and falls are practically the same shade but the beard 
is fiery orange-red and very thick and heavy. Many visitors prefer it 
over Temple Bells. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. Il- 
lustrated on page 31. 

TOP HAT (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Imagine Black Forest on a 40-inch stem, fully twice as large, and 

you have Top Hat! .\ sultry black self, with harmonious beard and 
smooth haft. HM AIS, 1954. 

TOTAL ECLIPSE (Fay, '56) Each $3.00 

.\ \ery large and tall blue-black with a beard which is almost black, 
tipped in light blue. This and Black Hills, the parent, will reach a 
height of almost four feet and produce 10 or more flowers per main 
stem. Fine form, good substance and no haft marks. HM AIS, 1956. 


VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) Each $7.50 

A ne\vcomer sure to become a great favorite. Derived from Palomino, 
it is a smooth apricot-pink with a wide nasturtium-red beard. Judges 
raved over this at the 1958 American Iris Society convention in New 
York, and so will you! HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

VANITY FAIR (Hall, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appearance. 
Near the color of Cherie, perhaps, but really does not resemble it. 
This is almost an ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots of color, stems 
at least three feet in height, beautiful form and a verv fierv tanger- 
ine beard. It is very late. Cherie x Fantasy. HM AIS, 1952. Illustrated 
on page 21. 

VELVET ROBE (Schreiner, '60) Each $15.00 

Well named, a deep but glowing shade of plushv crimson red with 
golden beard. The haft is solidly colored and' petals are lightly 
ruffled. This is our choice of the Schreiner reds to date. HM AIS 



TOWN TALK (Lapham, '54) Each $2.00 

A really large flower of dull flame-red with smooth hafts 
and a heavy orange beard. The formal style together with 
the size immediately attracts attention. 40 inches. 

TRANQUILITY (Fay, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This verv large milk-white flower is carried on perfictU 
branched, strong stems 38 inches tall. The haft is wide 
and clean and the beard is white. Some judges regard it 
as the best of all whites. HM AIS. 1950; AM, 1953. 

TRIM (McKee, '56) Each $5.00 

A wonderful new red with an underlay of bronze. The 

blooms are large and broad in all their parts, the stalks 

husky and well branched. Plant Pat. No. 1592. HM, 1956. 

TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, 
shading ofl: to almost white at the top of the standards and 
the bottom of the falls. The entire flower is rulfled and 
edged in lace, like Chantilly. Unopened buds arc yellow, 
because the under sides of the falls are yellow although 
faced white on topi Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall; verv 
late. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951; Dykes Medal, 1953. One of 
the 'Tive Iris of the Year" lor 1959. Shown on pages 29 
and 62. 

ULTRA VIOLET (Buss, '55) Each $3.00 

Serenely beautiful deep violet self of large proportions 
with domed standards and flaring falls. The beard is violet 
too, and there is no thinning out of the color at the 
center. Broad petaled and perfectly supported on sturdy, 
well branched stalks. 36 inches. 

UTAH CREAM (Muhlesfein, '54) Each $5.00 

As luscious as it sounds, delightfully formed, flaring, 
waved, heavy in texture. Cream is the one color which 
will combine with and bind together every other hue- 
reds, blues, yellows, pinks and the greens of the grass and 
foliage. This one flowers late on 36-inch stems. HM .'VIS, 

UTAH VALLEY (Muhlesfein, '59) Each $17.50 

A crisp, ruffled, bright violet with a large, round, white 
patch in the center of each fall. Shoulder high stems bring 
the flowers almost up to eye level! This has been very 
popular among visitors and judges these past two seasons. 
HM AIS, 1959; AM, 1961. 


WAXING MOON (Fay, '57) Each $5.00 
Round and full petaled very light yellow. 
Standards, falls and beard are all a uniform 
shade of soft, wax-like greenish ivory-yellow. 
Petals are lightly ruffled. Height 3 feet. 
HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1960. 

WAYWARD WIND (Baker, '58) 

Each $7.50 

Burnished bronze, a peculiar greenish shade 
of tan or brown. Even the beard is in har- 
mony. This Iris has rather flat, flaring falls, 
with some ruffling and the large blooms 
are produced in profusion. Height 3 feet. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1961. 

WEDDING BOUQUET (Buftrick, '52) 

Each $2.00 

Looking for a white that has distinction? 
This ruffled newcomer has chartreuse buds 
which unfold into gorgeous pure white 
flowers leaving the unique color of the buds 
on the under side of the petals. This gives 
the entire blossom a hint of cool greenish 
ivory. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1952; AM,' 1956. 

WENATCHEE KID (Noyd, '58) 

Each $12.50 

Large tan, with most striking haft markings 
of burnt sienna. The effect is that of choco- 
late-brown on light tan, and there is a 
greenish midrib line to add further distinc- 
tion. 34-36 inches; rather late. Shown on 
page 47. HM AIS, 1961. 

WHIR OF LACE (Schreiner, '58) 
Each $10.00 

'Tragile as gossamer, lacy as a bridal 
veil, and snowy as an angel's wing"— 
so does the introducer describe this 
exquisite white. It is larger and 
taller than Queen's Lace, clear white 
rather than ivory. 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1961. 


Each $3.50 

As the name would indicate, this is an exact 
replica of the famous Palomino, which was 
runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1957, ex- 
cept that it is pure white. It sports the bold 
tangerine-red beard and coppery overlay on 
the haft, and the standards blend into cop- 
per at the base. This glowing, fiery central 
area is in startling contrast to the otherwise 
immaculate whiteness of the entire flower. 
Foliage, stem, size and form of flower dupli- 
cates the parent. See page 16. HM AIS, 1961. 

WHITE SPRITE (Cassebeer, '51) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A most distinct snow-white, including the 
beard. The flowers are delicately ruffled and 
the broad falls almost touch each other. 
They flare straight out and the standards 
appear as a white ruffled ball setting on a 
white plate. 36 inches. HM AIS, 19.52. See 
page 33. 

VIOLET HARMONY (Lowry, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Light violet in color, with a lighter patch in the center of the falls. 
Very large, of elegant form, and nicely ruffled. Winner of the Presi- 
dent's Cup in 1953; Dykes Medal, 1957. See page 15. 

WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) Each $12.00 

Ihis is the first of the series of new style amoenas from the garden 
of Paul Cook. Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue 
and the beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

VIOLET HILLS (DeForest, '56) Each $3.50 

Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flowers 
shine like taffeta, even on a rainy day, and they will take rain, 
wind, or sun. Standards, falls and beard are a uniform rich violet- 
purple, the beard is lightly tipped blue. We nominate this as the 
finest Iris of the past three years. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 
1958. Winner of the President's Cup, 1960. See page 12 as well as 
front cover. 

WATERMELON (Waters, '54) Each $2.50 

A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon-pink . . . 
a cut watermelon not quite ripe. Extra large, with ruffled petals 
and very heavy substance. HM AIS, 1954. 

WIDE WORLD (Cook, '54) Each $3.00 

.A blue and white reverse bicolor of special interest to hybridizers. 
Standards are pale blue deepening at tlie base. Falls are pure white 
and the beard is white. Large, spreading falls, on 40-inch stems. 
HM AIS, 1954. 

WONDERMENT (Cook, '58) Each $8.00 

Iris breeders tliroughout the world liave been agog over the progeni- 
tor crosses in the Indiana garden of Paul Cook. This is one of his 
series with white standards and blue falls, in this case a stain 
of blue rather than a solid color or pattern. The beard is chrome- 
vellow. Large and flaring. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 


ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, with a rich 
yellow beard and no haft markings. Perfection in form, 
tailored and flaring, the 3-foot stems widely branched. 
This Iris won the President s Cup in 1947. HM AIS, 1947; 
AM, 1952. Usually the first tall bearded Iris to bloom. 

ZEBRA (Pallida variegata) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The only Iris with lea\es striped creamy yellow and green. 
Excellent for a foliage accent in the border and, it lends 
itself particularly well in some types of flower arrange- 
ments. Bears lavender-bliie blossoms but its chief value 
lies in its novel foliage. 

ZOMBIE (Craig, '57) Each $12.50 

A seedling of the famous Bang, dark and mysterious, an 
inky, blackish red. Big, flaring flowers on 36-inch steins, 
rather late. 

''This was my first order from you and I want to say they are the 
finest Iris I have ever received from anyone. I grow lots of Iris and 
have received them from many different places." 

MRS. FRED ANTOR, Howard CUy, Michigan 

"Received shipment of Iris today, I am so well pleased with the 
entire lot — thank you very much for the good service." 

F. E. HASER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 



"THANK YOU" — if 
you are one of the 
many thousands of 
gardeners who have 
placed your confidence 
in Cooley's Iris on 
one or more occasions 
in the past. And if 
you are not one of 
these, then we earn- 
estly hope that we 
may serve you this 
season. For 34 years 
we have been growing 
Iris here in the 
Willamette Valley, 
where soil and climate 
are most favorable to 
the production of 
superior plants for 
America's gardens. 
In every state in the 
U. S. (except Florida, 
where it is too tropi- 
cal) and in foreign 
countries around the 
world, excepting the 
tropics. Iris shown 
and listed in this 
catalog are bringing 
beauty and color to 
countless gardens. 


We ship many orders to Canada every 
year. There is a simple procedure 
which all Canadians must follow, how- 
ever, in order to import Iris or other 
plant material. Make out the list of 
items wanted, state name and address 
of firm you are ordering from and 
send it to the Plant Import Division of 
your Department of Agriculture at Ot- 
tawa. They in turn will send you a 
permit number and labels. Then send 
your order, including the permit label, 
to us in the usual way. 


No Shipments Made During Spring 
Months. Fall Shipping Season 
Closes in Late October. 

THIS CATALOG is free to all cus- 
tomers of record over a 2-year period, 
otherwise copies may be obtained for 
50c and this amount deducted from 
your first order. 


Dave Hairs 


Everybody is Talking 

Plus One Red-Bearded 
White FREE 

about these brand new lusciously colored Iris with the deep red-orange 
beards. Their parentage includes the very best and most distinct 
new Hall pinks and apricots such as Happy Birthday, Palomino, May Hall, 
Sweetheart, Lyini Hall, Annette, Spring Festival and Blush Pink. 
What is a "Seedling"? It is just the same as any other Iris, except 
that it has not been namecl. Rhizomes are full size, have bloomed 
and should bloom well for you next spring. 

Flowers shown here were selected at random to indicate wide range 
of shades and shapes you will get. While it is not p()s^il)ll [or us 
to fill orders for any certain blossoms, 
you may be sure that you will 

be delighted with all 1^ 
of them.